Recipients of the 2018 Access Grants


Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats & Programs

North Carolina

                                                                                Recipient: Cheryl Lecroy

                                                                                Program Title: Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats &                                                                                                                        Programs

The primary mission of Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats & Outreach Programs is to teach survivors a variety of ways to deal with the emotional stress of cancer and to improve their quality of life.  Our goal is for participants to leave our programs revitalized, empowered, and with an enhanced support system.  Designed for men and women in active treatment, facing advanced cancers or confronting a recurrence of cancer, retreats and programs are free of charge to survivors. o This proposal is for a multi-day lung cancer survivor wellness retreat in the Raleigh Durham area.  In partnership with Lung Cancer Initiative of NC, this Retreat will bring together 12-16 lung cancer survivors to experience tai chi and breathing, nutrition and healthy eating, healing touch, therapeutic journaling, creative art and music.  During these activities and family-style meals, participants share stories and strategies related to the physical and emotional challenges of cancer and form lasting relationships.  


  Duke Cancer Institute, Office of Health Equity

  Recipient: Nadine Barrett, PhD

                                                                               Durham, North Carolina

                                                                               Program Title: The DCI Lung Cancer Awareness and Outreach                                                                                                           Program 

In 2009, the Duke Cancer Institute created a specific focus on community outreach, screening, and diversity in research and clinical trials, and in 2012 formally established the Office of Health Equity(OHE), now referred to as the Office of Health Equity. The OHE Cancer Screening Navigation program will provide lung cancer education and screening to 400 people in our region. We will work in partnership with our well established collaborators and partner’s including local clinics to increase lung cancer screening in Durham and surrounding communities. This will include providing outreach at Lincoln Community Health Center, The Durham County Department of Public Health, local libraries, nail salons, barbershops and connecting with local faith based organizations.


                         Atrium Health

                         Charlotte, North Carolina

                         Recipient: Jennifer Ersek

                                                                                Program Title: Improving Lung Cancer Screening

Purpose: To increase access to low dose CT scans for lung cancer screening and to demonstrate the ability to reproduce the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial results in the community-based setting.


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