The Avila Beach Community Foundation presented a check for $4,000 to representatives of the Cancer Well-Fit Program at a recent event. The matching grant was used to help cover staffing and administrative costs associated with the specialized Cancer Well-Fit exercise training and wellness program.
According to executive director Rick Cohen, “The foundation is pleased to support the Cancer Well-Fit Program that is hosted by the Avila Bay Club. The free 10-week program is designed to help first-year cancer survivors achieve a strong recovery through a combination of personalized strength and endurance training, coupled with stress reduction techniques.”
The foundation awarded grants totaling $54,200 to 11 organizations for the 2017 calendar year. The 2018 grant period is open and organizations that have a program or project idea that will enhance the quality of life in Avila Beach are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit www.avilabeachfoundation.org.
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French Hospital Medical Center has been recognized as a Regional Clinical Program for its capacity to deliver high-quality care to people diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, a debilitating disease of the lungs that can lead to heart failure. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association granted this new accreditation status to only three facilities in the nation.
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