First published in the Dec. 30 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently received an unrestricted grant of $50,000 from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.
The Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofits and their work in communities across Southern California.
“In light of the continuing pandemic, the S. Mark Taper Foundation’s generous grant is more crucial than ever for people impacted by cancer,” said Patricia Ostiller, CSCP’s executive director. “This grant will help CSCP to maintain and expand virtual and in-person psychosocial services for cancer patients and their loved ones, especially the Black and Hispanic communities who experience cancer disparities.
“It will also help CSCP to boost strategic marketing and outreach to potential participants, to narrow the digital divide in community access to our services, and to maintain a digital library of videos that are helpful to children and teens who have a loved one with cancer,” Ostiller added. “We are honored to have earned the S. Mark Taper Foundation‘s support.”
Founded in 1990, Cancer Support Community Pasadena is a nonprofit organization providing professionally facilitated support groups, educational workshop, and healthy lifestyle classes for cancer patients and their families, survivors and those bereaved by having lost someone to cancer. All of its programs are offered free of charge.
For more information on CSCP, visit cscpasadena.org, or call (626) 796-1083.