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YMCA Buffalo Niagara selected to participate in LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project

by jmaloni
Fri, Mar 16th 2012 08:30 pm

Vote for YMCA Buffalo Niagara Today

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has been selected to participate in the LIVESTRONGCommunity Impact Project, an online voting campaign that is designed to bring proven cancer support programs to communities across the U.S.

Voting for the Community Impact Project is now under way. Applicants with the top votes per region will receive a financial award of support to replicate and implement a sustainable program dedicated to supporting families fighting cancer. To support cancer survivors in the Western New York Community, vote for YMCA Buffalo Niagara to receive this funding by going to www.ymcabuffaloniagara.organd click on the "Vote Today" link on the main page. Voting is limited to one vote per valid email address.

LIVESTRONG's Community Impact Project is a process by which successful, evidence-based programs are replicated in new communities across the country. Select organizations compete in an online voting campaign that allows the general public to show their support for bringing a program to their community.

"We are thrilled and honored to be selected as a candidate for the Community Impact Project," said John Murray, president/CEO for YMCA Buffalo Niagara. "We share LIVESTRONG's passion for inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer and look forward to working together to make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors and their families."

Finalists will also receive tools and resources from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the organization established in 1997 by the cancer survivor and champion cyclist to serve people living with cancer and empower communities to take action against the world's leading cause of death. The foundation is now known publicly by its powerful brand - LIVESTRONG - and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today.

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