Community Partners

Community Partners

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

    A grant from TCRF will support the Division of Comfort and Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is able to share their expertise by creating a pediatric palliative care partnership between CHLA and home hospice and palliative care agencies representing all corners of Southern California. Through this comprehensive educational initiative, these hospice and palliative partner agencies will be equipped with the skills and training needed to care for children and families at home during the most challenging time of their lives.

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  • Project Angel Food

    Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day.

    A grant from TCRF will go to support Project Angel Food’s home-delivered meal and nutrition services program, which helps keep our cancer clients nourished, helps improve medication adherence, and reduces food insecurity. Funds will contribute directly to the annual preparation of 115,000 meals to 360 Los Angeles County residents disabled by cancer, including weekly distribution of meals to the homes of our critically ill clients and nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian.

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  • USC Norris/LA County Hospital

    This grant from TCRF will fund The Tower Cancer Resource Office, bringing together all established cancer outreach programs to connect with a comprehensive information center located in the Historic County Wellness Center. The center will connect diverse low-income patients in the East Los Angeles area with vital treatment, early detection and survivorship information. In addition, it will also house the already established Ronnie Lippin Cancer Navigation and Support program also funded by Tower Cancer Research Foundation.

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  • Walk With Sally

    Walk With Sally’s mission is to provide hope through individualized mentoring and community support services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardian or sibling’s cancer journey.

    A grant from TCRF will allow Walk With Sally to access and support LA County’s Hispanic population, serving children between the ages of 7 to 17 who have a parent or sibling living with or who has passed away from cancer.

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  • Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)

    Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a program of the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), a 501C-3 non-profit, public interest advocacy organization that champions the civil rights of people with disabilities as well as those affected by cancer and other serious illness. DRLC’s Cancer Legal Resource Center provides information through its national telephone assistance line, outreach programs and community activities to educate and to support cancer patients, their families, healthcare professionals and advocates on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing healthcare and government benefits, taking medical leave and estate planning. For a person with a cancer diagnosis, these issues often result in worry and confusion, which can be overwhelming. When left unaddressed, patients may survive treatment to find their homes, jobs or insurance coverage gone. When information is readily and easily accessible, quality outcomes for patient survivorship improve as stress and anxiety decrease.

    A grant from TCRF will support CLRC’s Survivorship Navigation Program which focuses on patient education, technical assistance forpatients and researchers, and increased access to legal information for underserved communities. The CLRC provides legal information programming including information on access to clinical trials, health insurance appeals, employment navigation. Attorneys answer client questions during one-on-one sessions at Cancer and the Law presentations as well as assisting with cancer-related legal service navigation through the CLRC’s Telephone Assistance Line.

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  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA)

    This grant from TCRF will support STAR services which help children and teens living with cancer and blood diseases continue to succeed in school both academically and socially. In addition to educating families about available school services, other community resources, and legal rights for children with serious illness, STAR helps facilitate on-going coordination between schools and families.

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  • Loyola Marymount University (LMU)

    A grant from TCRF will support the Improving Physical Activity After Cancer Treatment (IMPAACT) study examines the effect of prescribed exercise on improving psychosocial burden and risk factors for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. At no cost to participants, the study provides cancer survivors with supervised training three days a week for nine months. Each participant would be assessed at three time-points: at the beginning, halfway through, and at the conclusion of the 9-month exercise program. Outcomes from the longitudinal study will help to better inform survivorship care plans for cancer survivors.

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  • UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

    This grant from TCRF made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Cancer Free Generation, will support the Education/School Re-Integration Program which monitors each child’s progress closely to ensure a smooth return to school when they are ready. A re-integration specialist arranges for children to have home schooling while going through treatment, counsels parents on expectations for their child’s success, and works closely with the school to arrange appropriate accommodations that meet the medical needs of the child.

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  • UCLA Simms-Mann Center for Integrative Oncology

    A grant from TCRFUCLA Simms Mann’s Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Outreach initiative provides individual psychosocial interventions, young adult support groups, and referrals to relevant resources. By developing relationships with physicians who care for young adults with cancer and doing outreach to individual patients in the medical clinics, Simms Mann clinicians are able to connect with young adults and help them address the unique psychosocial and financial problems they face.

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  • UCLA/UC Santa Barbara

    Kesem is committed to creating a world where every child who has a parent with a cancer diagnosis or has lost a parent to cancer is never alone. We support these children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with free, fun-filled creative programs and a lasting community.

    This grant from TCRF will support Camp Kesem UCLA – a free one week summer camp program for children ages 6-16 who have or have had a parent with cancer. It is available to all children living in the greater Los Angeles area. The Tower grant, made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Cancer Free Generation, provides the support necessary for children on the waitlist to attend this beneficial and much needed program. In addition, it enabled the establishment of a Camp Kesem-UCSB for children living in the Santa Barbara area, reaching more children in more communities.

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