Midwest Hope & Healing awards Community grants

The Midwest Hope & Healing group has awarded grants through the Moline Foundation to help breast cancer patients and their families.

“Midwest Hope & Healing is able to support organizations in our community that provide a variety of services and programs to breast cancer patients and their families. We could not do this without the help and support of The Moline Foundation,” said Colleen Borts, founder of Midwest Hope & Healing.

This year, Midwest Hope & Healing has awarded $7,600 in financial support to:

  • Azubuike African American Council for the Arts Breast Cancer Support Group, $1,600.
  • Genesis Health Service Foundation, breast imaging costs for those with financial barriers, $3,000.
  • Living Proof Exhibit, Black Hawk State Park mural by local cancer patients, $1,000.
  • NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative, 2023 Arts Project,$1,000.
  • UnityPoint Health Trinity Health Foundation, Cooking with Heart Classes for cancer patients, $1,000.

 “The Wrapping Ourselves in God’s Love support group was created to provide a safe space for survivors and women going through treatment to meet, talk, laugh, and share their stories of living each day with breast cancer,” said Shannon Burnett, Azubuike board president. “We hope to build and maintain a community that makes our sister’s problems, our problems, as we find solutions together. We are grateful for receiving funding that will allow us to offer Healing Talking Circles to women impacted by breast cancer from the Quad Cities African American Community.”

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