Mission: to provide financial assistance and resources to women in complementary & alternative medicine (CAM) cancer treatments not covered by insurance. It's our vision to help women in CAM cancer treatments have the resources they need to pursue healing with dignity, hope and grace. www.emeraldheart.org
Results: We received our 501c3 in September of 2010. We have built developed and launched a complete, friendly and beautiful website with resources and foundation information (www.emeraldheart.org) We have recruited national boards with significant credentials We have offered treatment support grants to 3 women with cancer in financial crisis We have launched a telephone support counseling program for all women with cancer and their caregivers, donation-based.
Target demographics: women in the US with cancer who are receiving CAM cancer treatments, and are in financial distress.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Our primary mission is Treatment Support Grants. We will offer them as funding allows. Our goal is to be able to financially help least 35 women in financial crisis in 2011, with that number increasing as funding and staffing grows.
Geographic areas served: Denver; Colorado; National
Programs: 1. Treatment Support Grants to women with cancer in CAM treatments 2. Telephone Support Counseling for all women with cancer and their caregivers 3. Online resources: links to helping organizations, research, treatment information, free gifts to women with cancer, and inspirational materials.
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