Plymouth, WI – The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) board of directors and medical advisory committee are proud to announce VLCF is financing a $25,000 grant request from nonprofit Lemons of Love in Plymouth, WI.
Elkhart Lake resident Jill Swanson founded Lemons of Love in 2014 after she was diagnosed with colon cancer and received a small gift from a friend to help her through chemotherapy treatment. Inspired by the small but significant gesture, she created Lemons of Love to deliver care packages to hospitals and oncology centers in Wisconsin and Illinois.
“The grant from the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation is an enormous help to Love and Lemons,” said Swanson. “We can now purchase materials, pack and deliver 250 additional packages to cancer patients in Wisconsin.”
According to Lemons of Love’s website, www.lemonsoflove.org, each Chemo Care Package is filled with carefully selected, quality products with a purpose. Some items help manage treatment’s short-term side effects, and other items are included to simply bring a smile.
“Chemotherapy is both physically and mentally draining. These care packages offer patients strength and support to keep fighting,” said Paul “Mo” Moline, VLCF board president and cancer survivor. “The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation is proud to partner with Lemons of Love to make an impact in Wisconsin.”
In addition to Lemons of Love, VLCF recently awarded a $96,263 grant to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to fund a research project that is focused on improving cancer staging, and a $100,000 grant to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston to fund a research project focused on anticipating treatment resistance in pediatric brain tumor patients.
In total, VLCF awarded $221,263 in January to organizations across the U.S. to help prevent cancer, provide the best care to those fighting it and find a cure.
To learn more about Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation’s funding process or to apply for a grant, visit www.lombardifoundation.org/grant-funding.
About the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation
The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation was established in 1971, in memory of five-time National Football League Championship Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi. His spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence touched countless lives. On September 3, 1970, he lost a battle to colon cancer, dying at only 57. In his honor, the foundation is dedicated to preventing cancer, caring for those who are battling it and finding a cure. For more information on the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, visit lombardifoundation.org and follow the foundation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.