Center gets grant funds


OREGON – Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center is proud to announce that it has received a $1,100 grant for Facing the Challenge Networking Program Oregon.
The grant was awarded by the Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program.
Home of Hope will continue the Facing the Challenge Networking group in Oregon to increase accessibility to Home of Hope services for those living in Ogle County. The support session is offered the fourth Thursday of the month, 3 p.m. at the Rock River Center located at 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. The program offers psychosocial oncology services which include education, support and wellness topics. All services are free of charge.
“Support care for those in the outlying communities is important to our organization. We want to help those touched by cancer,” said Joan Padilla, executive director of Home of Hope. “Connecting with others that are going through or have gone through cancer treatments can help one cope with their own diagnosis. Home of Hope is very thankful for the financial support for this program from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.”
The mission of Home of Hope is to enhance the community through a commitment to the emotional, educational, and physical needs of those individuals, families and caregivers facing the challenges of cancer.
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has been a regional leader in philanthropy since 1953. CFNIL serves as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of Northern Illinois. Since its founding, CFNIL has granted more than $60 million for charitable purposes.


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