Local Organization Chosen To Receive Support For Free Cancer Wellness Programs

Eatontown, N.J.  – The Wellness Community of the Jersey Shore, a cancer wellness center dedicated to providing support, education and hope, today announced that it has been named the 2010-2012 Special State Project of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC). Throughout the next two years, the NJSFWC will raise funds, volunteer time and provide a variety of donations for The Wellness Community in support of its free programs and services provided to all people affected by cancer.

In addition, The Wellness Community of Bedminster, N.J., and the Gilda’s Clubs located in Hackensack and Linwood, N.J., were also chosen as the Special State Project. The official kick-off of the Special State Project will take place at the NJSFWC State Fall Conference on October 18th at The Marriott Hotel in Bridgewater, N.J.

“In today’s economic environment, cancer patients and their families need access to free wellness services more than ever, and the Special State Project provides an excellent opportunity to secure funding for new programs,” said Ilene Winters, Executive Director of The Wellness Community. “We are so grateful to have the support of this organization, as the local clubs will help enhance our visibility across the state, ultimately strengthening our ability to give hope to people dealing with a cancer diagnosis.”

The Wellness Community provides emotional and social support for people living with cancer through professionally-led support groups, classes and activities including support groups, yoga, family and friends networking groups, relaxation and guided imagery, nutrition and healthy cooking, gentle exercise, social activities, and much more. To learn how to make a donation, please visit: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org/jerseyshore/donations.html.