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Published on June 16, 2011

Mercy wins LIVESTRONG Community Impact Award

More than 340,000 votes were cast online for a 2011 LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project Award. Mercy's Thrive program received the most votes in its region in support of establishing the Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment program. That means Thrive will receive both financial as well as educational support and services to enhance its established program.

Thrive is designed to empower all cancer patients—women and men—and their families with the tools they need to deal with the physical, spiritual and emotional effects of cancer. The core component of Thrive is an eight-week exercise, nutrition and personal training program centered around the patient to improve quality of life. The program is designed to offer guidance in assisting with timely return to daily activities and fatigue management.

In the Cancer Transitions category, Mercy received 6,572 votes during the online selection process last month—the most in a seven-state region. Nationwide, 93 organizations were selected to receive funding and bring proven cancer support programs to their communities across the country.
Mercy thanks the community for its show of support in pursuing this national grant award. The end result is that cancer survivors and their families will receive even greater support to face the future with strength, courage and hope.

Learn more about Mercy’s Thrive program or call 319-221-8877.