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Help Comes in Many Ways

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, many organizations and programs can provide assistance. Here are two diverse programs you should know about:

The Susan G. Komen for a Cure College Scholarship Program is now open for high school seniors and undergraduates to apply. The college scholarship program was started to help students who would find attending college to be a significant financial burden due to the loss of a parent or guardian to breast cancer, or their own breast cancer diagnosis at age 25 or younger. The scholarship is $10,000 a year for up to four years to attend a state university. All program details are listed at www.komen.org/scholarship. The deadline to apply this year is February 15.

If you know a woman currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, please tell her there is a service that provides free house cleaning – one time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming treatment. Information is available at www.cleaningforareason.org. Cleaning for a Reason has over 500 partner cleaning services nationwide, including several in Orange County.

Blessings come in many ways! Please pass along this information to anyone who might benefit.