Move More exercise
MCF is contributing $5,000 to pilot and evaluate the introduction of “Move More” Physical Activity program for cancer patients. The aim is to increase physical activity after a diagnosis of cancer as appropriate based on research indicating its benefits.
Research indicates that physical activity after a breast cancer diagnosis, for instance, may be beneficial in improving quality of life, reducing fatigue and assisting with health weight maintenance. One study found that women who exercised moderately had improved survival rates compared with more sedentary women.
The project goals are to create a supportive environment to encourage physical activity, and to reduce the barriers cancer survivors face when trying to be physically active. MaineGeneral serves residents ofKennebec and Somerset counties.
Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:
|2017||80% Colon Cancer Screening Project||$99,627||Screening||MaineGeneral Health|
|2017||Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County||$161,562||Navigator||MaineGeneral Health|
|2016||Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates||$29,937||Screening||MaineGeneral Health|
|2012||Cancer Screening Navigator Program||$25,000||Screening||MaineGeneral Health|
|2010||Move More exercise||$5,000||Education||MaineGeneral Health|
|2008||"No Polyp, No Cancer" Program Funding||$10,000||Education||MaineGeneral Health|