Eight San Gabriel Valley organizations awarded City of Hope Healthy Living grants
August 10, 2017

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Eight San Gabriel Valley organizations awarded City of Hope Healthy Living grants
City of Hope support will boost efforts to encourage healthy choices among community residents

DUARTE, Calif. — City of Hope has announced the recipients of its 2017 Healthy Living grants, which help San Gabriel Valley residents reduce their risk of cancer and diabetes by making healthy lifestyle choices. The winners, chosen by City of Hope’s Community Benefit Advisory Council, will support eight local organizations in their efforts to help residents eat more fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, and otherwise improve their physical and mental health.

“City of Hope’s Healthy Living grants are aimed at improving the health of the San Gabriel Valley’s most vulnerable residents, identifying issues that affect these populations and supporting strategies to solve them,” said Community Benefit manager Nancy Clifton-Hawkins. “The City of Hope grants help these organizations take their work to the next level.”

Council members selected the following recipients of the $5,000 grants based on the groups’ creativity, sustainability, impact and accountability:
•    Asian Youth Center – Accelerated Children’s Education (ACE)
•    BREATHE California of Los Angeles County – No To Tobacco Program
•    Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley – Triple Play School Athletics
•    Eco Urban Gardens – Arroyo High School Community Garden
•    Our Savior Center – Sustainable Garden Program
•    Antelope Valley Partners for Health – Yolo Wellness Challenge
•    The Learning Centers at Fairplex – Healthy Seniors at the Farm at Fairplex
•    Pasadena Educational Foundation – Pop Up Farmer’s Market

More information about the Healthy Living grants can be found here.
 
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 48 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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