HERA Foundation Accepts Applications for Community Grants Program

May 31, 2011

HERA will award several grants to non-profit organizations to further ovarian cancer support and awareness.

Denver, Colo. (May 12, 2011) Creativity and originality in helping those diagnosed with ovarian cancer will pay off for non-profit organizations. Five $1,000 community grants will be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations that aim to improve the quality-of-life for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer or who raise awareness in new and unusual ways.

“Our 3rd Annual Teal Time Celebration was a great success thanks to the HERA Foundation,” said Lydia Zipp, Executive Director of the Women’s Cancer Awareness group in Petaluma, CA.   The organization received one of last year’s community grants.  “We had 60 people in attendance with 22 ovarian cancer survivors. Because of this generous grant we were able to reach out to people in our community three different ways, by bus campaign, by newspaper and by invitation.  All three of our outreach efforts included the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer, so the event had a big impact even on the people who were not able to attend in person,” continued Zipp.

The deadline for application is June 1st.   Winners will be announced in August. More information regarding eligibility is available at: http://herafoundation.beta.mystagedsite.com/programs-research/community-grants/application-process/

The HERA Foundation supports additional Science Grants as well.  Applications and questions should be directed to Meg Steitz, HERA’s Executive Director, at meg@herafoundation.beta.mystagedsite.com, or (970) 948-7360.

The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness.  As a nationally recognized ovarian cancer organization, HERA provides funding for cutting-edge research grants to scientists at respected medical institutions.  In so doing, HERA attracts more young researchers to expand the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer while improving the lives of those battling the disease.  In addition, HERA awards grants to local community groups to raise awareness about the disease in novel and unusual ways.  More information is available at http://herafoundation.beta.mystagedsite.com/.

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