Description of Organization
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, making it a national leader in advancing research and treatment protocols. As an independent biomedical, treatment and education center, City of Hope is focused on basic and clinical research in cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic, life-threatening diseases.
In 2014, an additional grant of $1,000 was awarded to City of Hope to support the Yoga and Meditation Program.
In 2011, an additional grant of $5,000 was awarded to City of Hope to facilitate further expansion of Yoga and Meditation program, helping those fighting cancer and their caregivers cope with the stress and anguish of cancer diagnosis and treatment through yoga and meditation.
In 2010, a grant in the amount of $2,500 was awarded to City of Hope to provide one year of funding for City of Hope’s new yoga and meditation classes, which were offered free of charge to its cancer patients. Meditation and yoga have been shown to alleviate the physiological and physical stress associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment. Such mind-body interventions help patients learn how to clear the mind of stressful or anxious thoughts, how to practice mindfulness and deep breathing, and how to stretch and move their bodies to relieve aches and pains.