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Community health projects get a boost!

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Atlantic Region is proud to announce $447,560 in funding for 9 Community Health Grants from the September Grant competition. CBCF - Atlantic Region awards Community Health Grants twice each year. The Community Health Grants program supports projects that fulfill the mission and objectives of CBCF in the areas of health promotion, early diagnosis and effective treatment.  The application deadlines fall in March and September of each year. 

The following are our September 2011 Grant recipients:


Amount Awarded
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation
Charlottetown, PE
This funding will be used towards the purchase of one Microtome and one Anesthesia machine which will improve the ability to effectively diagnose and safely treat breast cancer patients in Prince Edward Island.

Prince County Hospital Foundation
Summerside, PE

This funding will be used towards the purchase of three Comfortline chairs for Oncology.  This will improve the care and comfort of breast care patients, thereby encouraging better treatment results.
Annual NL Breast Cancer Retreat
Gander, NL

180 survivors from 80 communities across Newfoundland and Labrador will gather for the 13th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Breast Cancer Retreat.  During the retreat survivors will have the opportunity to participate in educational, therapeutic and medical sessions.  Topics include lymphedema, reconstruction, breast health, physiotherapy, prosthetic fittings, alternative treatments, massage, and pathology.

The Healing and Cancer Foundation
Halifax, NS
The funding will be used to create an 8-DVD set, a 45 minute documentary and a public service announcement from a retreat for Atlantic women affected by breast cancer.  This program aims to improve the survival rates in women diagnosed with breast cancer by promoting healthy lifestyle approaches, facilitate healing at a deeper psychological and spiritual level and decrease the incidence of new breast cancer diagnosis by encouraging a societal change in attitude about how we can take care of ourselves.
Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program
Halifax, NS
This funding will enable the use of a digital mobile mammography unit on mainland Nova Scotia which will ensure all women in Nova Scotia have access to the same standard of care no matter where they are screened.
Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS

Funding will be used to cover printing costs for 10,000 copies of the Teen Breast Health Student Handout for schools that request presentations outside of the pilot sites.  Funding would also cover costs for healthy lunch & learn session refreshments for six pilot Teen Breast Health presentations (50 girls per school) in the remaining six health districts.
Health Care Foundation of St. John’s Inc.
St. John’s NL

This funding will be used towards the
purchase of a Radiology Workstation.   The Radiology Workstation will be located and used in the diagnostic area of the Mammography Unit at St. Clare’s Hospital, located in St. John’s.  These workstations and screens are customized to help diagnostic imaging professionals, as well as doctors, perform their work as effectively, safely and quickly as possible, using the latest technology to obtain maximum results – and most importantly, enhance patient care and ensure accurate results.
IWK Health Center Foundation
Halifax, NS
The funding will be used to purchase a Diagnostic Workstation.  The Siemens Diagnostic Workstations are essential to the IWK’s ability to provide timely high resolution breast imaging to the women of Nova Scotia.
Blue Lotus Yoga
Moncton, NB
Funding will be used to provide a serene space for breast cancer patients and survivors to come together and share in the healthy and calming benefits of yoga practice.  The activities are a regular weekly 90-minute yoga class for breast cancer patients and survivors, including focused yogic breathing, postures and flows and meditation. Journaling encourages self-exploration, creativity and releases the inner voice. Yoga books and magazines are available for loan. There is a mediation room for quiet reflection each session includes a walking meditation.