Concord Hospital Receives Grant Donation from The Farrah Fawcett Foundation for the Anticancer Lifestyle Program
Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care’s Anticancer Lifestyle Program received a grant contribution from The Farrah Fawcett Foundation to support two 12-week sessions of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program.
The Anticancer Lifestyle Program, designed by staff and faculty of the Payson Center, is an innovative program for people diagnosed with cancer. Evidence exists that a healthy diet, adequate physical activity, lowered exposure to toxins, social support, and stress management all help to maximize the body’s natural defenses against cancer. The Anticancer Lifestyle Program seeks to help patients self-manage their cancer in a supportive group environment. One primary goal of the program is to encourage cancer patients to be proactive participants in their own well-being and to restore a sense of control while living with this disease.
"In addition to research, we are also committed to prevention and awareness," says Alana Stewart, president of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation. "We need more educational programs like this one at Concord Hospital in order to learn what steps we can take to keep our bodies and our environment as healthy as possible."
Farrah Fawcett established The Farrah Fawcett Foundation before her death from anal cancer in 2009. The Farrah Fawcett Foundation’s mission is to support cancer research, help those battling cancer, and focus on prevention and awareness. To learn more visit: farrahfawcettfoundation.org or 'The Farrah Fawcett Foundation' Facebook page.
For more information on the Anticancer Lifestyle Program or to learn how you can make a difference in a cancer survivor’s life, visit anticancerlifestyle.org.