Families for a Cure is accepting grant applications from groups that provide support services to patients and families

Families for a Cure (FFAC), a central Ohio-based non-profit group that awards grants to organizations that provide cancer support services to patients and their families, is currently accepting applications to fund local programs.

“Too many members in our community have come to learn the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis can have, not only to the individual, but their family and friends,” said Families for a Cure Director and Founder Pat Puhl. “In addition to raising money to support research to find a cure, our mission includes supporting those patient care programs that are making a difference in the lives of those affected by the disease.”

Organizations that provide these critically important support services are encouraged to apply for an FFAC grant by December 31, 2019. The members of the FFAC board will evaluate each application and award grants to those organizations it believes that best delivers the most value for the grant money it can provide.

Families for a Cure recently awarded grants to two local organizations that provide individuals and families with a variety of support services. In September, FFAC award a $5,000 grant Flying Horse Farms a medical specialty camp that provides healing, transformative experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families free of charge.

In November, FFAC awarded another $5,000 grant to Pink Ribbon Girls, a cancer support organization that provides free healthy meals, housecleaning, rides to treatment and support to individuals and families currently fighting breast and gynecological cancers.

Since 2004, Families for a Cure has raised more than $1 million through fund-raising events and sponsorships, to fund cancer research and support services. The organization also provides individuals, families and groups with experience grants that help those fighting cancer with the chance to get away from the daily reality and create new memories with friends and family.

For more information about Families for a Cure, its mission and the activities is hosts throughout the year, please visit www.familiesforacure.org