Junior Service League grant to fund cancer rehabilitation program

The Community Hospital Foundation plans to use a $25,000 grant from the Junior Service League of Grand Junction to implement a cancer rehabilitation program at Grand Valley Oncology.

The grant will be used to purchase cognition assessment and management tools, educational materials, training and Pilates equipment and instruction for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this funding from JSL,” said Dr. Kathryn Tarman, survivorship physician at Grand Valley Oncology. “This is an extraordinary opportunity. With these funds, we are working to implement a comprehensive program on progressive manual therapy techniques and exercise protocols to ensure optimal functional recovery for our cancer patients.”

Grand Valley Oncology provides a range of medical and radiation oncology services and works with the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah to provide treatment in Grand Junction. For more information, call 254-3180 or visit www.GrandValleyOncology.com.

The Junior Service League supports a variety of community services through fund-raising and volunteerism. Over the past 25 years, the organization has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants and provided 90,500 hours of services to nonprofit organizations in Grand Junction.