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Cancer Support Community Central Texas

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Causes: Cancer

Mission: The mission of Cancer Support Community Central Texas is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Results: To date, we have raised over $150,000 through grassroots efforts and community building. -Offering initial public programs and services for people impacted by cancer. -Maintaining a high level of annual funding to sustain the success of Cancer Support Community Central Texas. -Involving as many community partners as possible to in the development of Cancer Support Community Central Texas.

Target demographics: Anyone in Central Texas who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 550

Geographic areas served: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis, and Williamson counties

Programs: With support from the community and many dedicated professionals in the area, the organization will develop a program of free support groups, educational programs, mind-body and stress management classes, and networking opportunities available to all who need them by: Securing a safe, home-like facility with between 6,000 and 7,500 square feet to provide a healing environment—away from medical settings—where those impacted by cancer will find a refuge from the stress of dealing with serious illness.Raising $500,000 in order to meet and exceed the $250,000 opening requirement set by the national Cancer Support Community organization by attracting individuals, foundations, and corporations.

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