Finalists will be determined by an online voting campaign
The Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center at Scott & White Healthcare is in an online voting competition for a new program and the money to implement it, all to help cancer patients cope with the life-changing events and stress caused by the disease. The Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center is the only program in Central Texas competing for the Pillars4Life grant through Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG foundation. The link to vote is
Voting online started March 7, 2012, and ends on March 23, 2012 at 5 p.m. CDT. The top two applicants in the voting per region will receive a financial award of support to replicate and launch the program.
“We have a chance to demonstrate the large support community we have here at Scott & White,” said Kevin Francis, clinical social worker at the treatment center. “The online voting makes it easy for our community to help us get this grant and program. And this new program is very innovative, using a virtual learning approach where patients and caregivers get training via phone or video conferencing.”
The cancer program at Scott & White diagnoses and treats nearly 3,000 new individuals each year. Approximately 59,000 survivors are followed by the program, with care provided to residents in a 29,000-square-mile service area across Central Texas.
Pillars4Life is funded and provided through the LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project. The program targets what cancer treatment program specialists refer to as the psychosocial needs of their patients. The 2012 Community Impact Project offers nearly $1.4 million in implementation awards to 90 finalists across four programs. This represents the largest number of financial awards LIVESTRONG has granted in a single year in the history of the foundation.
For more information about the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project and to vote, visit . For more information about the Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center visit http://www.sw.org/cancer-institute/cancer-landing.