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Vote Now to Help SBU Win Two Livestrong Grants

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Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine are competing for two grants through the Livestrong Community Impact Project — Camp Kesem and Creative Arts. Both of these grants will bring needed services to support families fighting cancer in our community.

A team of Stony Brook students wants to bring Camp Kesem to Stony Brook and the Long Island area. Camp Kesem (meaning “magic” in Hebrew) is a college-student-run camp for kids from ages 6 to 16 who have dealt with a parent undergoing cancer treatment or a parent who has passed away from cancer. In February the team applied for a $10,000 Livestrong grant to help start the camp. Now they need you to vote so they receive the grant.

The Creative Arts program offers an arts program for Stony Brook University Cancer Center patients in an outpatient setting. It offers free-of-charge workshops in the arts to cancer survivors and their caregivers as a way to discover their own creative resources as they navigate the “cancer journey” from diagnosis through survivorship.

Voting begins on Tuesday, March 12, at 10 am and ends Thursday, March 28, at 5 pm. Each email address can vote once a day for each program.

Approximately 200 organizations are competing for 72 grants: 35 are competing for 12 Camp Kesem grants and 45 to 50 organizations are competing for 15 Creative Arts grants.

Vote now for Camp Kesem.

Vote now for Creative Arts.

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