The Woodall Foundation Awards Cancer Support Community North Texas $15,000 Grant

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A cancer diagnosis can impact the entire family, especially the children. To serve the needs of kids who have a parent or loved one living with cancer, Cancer Support Community offers Noogieland: the kids-only support program focused on providing the skills necessary to cope with a family incidence of cancer. Over the years, the Woodall Foundation has ardently supported Noogieland with generous grants that have made possible a day camp, bereavement and much more. In 2014, the Woodall Foundation has expanded its support to include the technology that will enhance the delivery of service to all members. Through a grant of $15,000, the foundation is making possible the purchase of new computer equipment that members can use on site at all three of our clubhouse locations. With new devices like tablets and laptops, CSC-NT will be able to maximize its offerings of resources and tools available online. “We want all of our locations to be state-of-the-art, allowing CSC-NT to continue delivering the gold-standard of cancer support for North Texas,” said CSC-NT CEO, Mirchelle Louis. “With the new Cancer Support SourceSM screening coming online in 2015, we need new smart devices now more than ever. The Woodall Foundation is once again making progress happen in our clubhouses and for that we are incredibly grateful.” Combined with the hiring of a new Program Director in the Dallas clubhouse, the technology and the many possibilities it offers has poised CSC-NT for a spectacular new year. Thank you Martin Woodall and the Woodall Foundation for the gift that will truly make lives brighter for North Texas families!   Did you know? Cancer Support SourceSM is the first comprehensive distress screening program to integrate screening, referral and follow-up care? Routine screening for social and emotional distress is a key component to comprehensive quality cancer care and is a recommendation of the 2008 Institute of Medicine’s Report, Cancer Care for the Whole Patient, Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs and also the new patient-centered standards from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer which state that beginning in 2015, all cancer patients must be screened for distress if seen in an accredited cancer center. ]]>

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