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City of Hope

1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Telephone: (800) 826-HOPE
Website: www.cityofhope.org
Attn: Emily Rose

Description of Organization

They are one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. An independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution, they are a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

In 2009 City of Hope was ranked among "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, and is a leading center for cancer research and treatment.

Grant(s) Awarded

A $2,500 grant was made in March of 2010 to provide one year of funding for City of Hope's new yoga and meditation classes, which are offered free of charge to its cancer patients. Meditation and yoga have been shown to alleviate the physiological and physical stress associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment. Such mind-body interventions help patients learn how to clear the mind of stressful or anxious thoughts, how to practice mindfulness and deep breathing, and how to stretch and move their bodies to relieve aches and pains.

An additional grant of $5,000 was made to the City of Hope to facilitate further expansion of this program.

Results / Update

In 2011, an additional grant of $5,000 was made to the City of Hope to facilitate further expansion of this program, helping those fighting cancer and their caregivers cope with the stress and anguish of cancer diagnosis and treatment through yoga and meditation.

In 2010, your grant has helped City of Hope expand our yoga and meditation program by 50 percent. With your support these classes have been offered free of charge to all City of Hope patients and their families -- helping them to achieve physical and mental relaxation during an extremely difficult time.

City of Hope's yoga and meditation program is an exemplary model for our institution's credo, "there is no profit in curing the body if in the process, we destroy the soul." Your support has helped to improve the quality of life for many patients over the past year. Thank you for your commitment to promoting mindfulness through meditation and yoga for cancer patients and their caregivers.

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