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Boston race gives grant to Cancer Support Community – MA South Shore

Cancer Support CommunityThe Cancer Support Community-Mass South Shore is the recent recipient of a $20,000 grant from Get Your Rear in Gear – Boston. The Cancer Support Community-Mass South Shore is one of the 50 affiliates of the National Cancer Support Community, headquartered in Washington, DC. Its mission is to offer emotional support, education and hope, through professionally led programs, to people who have been impacted by cancer. All programs are offered at no cost to participants.

The funds will help create public awareness around colon cancer and encourage the public to get screened. The awareness raising campaign also helps educate those diagnosed with cancer about the Cancer Support-MA South Shore’s ongoing support groups, stress reduction activities and educational offerings.

Boston Grant“We are grateful to receive this substantial grant, one that will assist us in our efforts to provide support for and educate those who have been impacted by cancer,” said Megan Bettencourt, Executive Director of the CSC MA South Shore.

“We love the work that Cancer Support Community is doing in the Boston-area and are excited to be able to help them expand the support they provide to colorectal cancer patients. Our donation will allow patients and caregiver to receive services to help them cope with their disease the funding will also expand the process of getting more people screened,” said Get Your Rear in Gear – Boston Volunteer Event Director Brian Shelly.

Funds donated to Cancer Support Community were raised at the 2012 5K Run/Walk. Registration is now open for the November 3, 2013 5K Run/Walk.