The Tutu Project announced today that we are releasing $15,000 for immediate relief to breast cancer patients struggling to feed their families during the pandemic. Fund distribution will be managed through a partnership with Vital Options International, whose team will be vetting breast cancer applicants and distributing funds for short-term support.
Both nonprofits recognize that the communities they serve are among the high-risk populations for COVID-19 because they may be immune-compromised due to cancer treatment, and want to support any effort to ensure they are home focusing on their health.
Expediting Your Application – Mention The Tutu Project
Vital Options requires that patients are vetted before receiving a grant. We selected a partnership with them because their process is straightforward and can be done on their website. IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE YOUR APPLICATION, please mention our name in the “Optional Message” section of the application.
About Vital Options International
Vital Options International (VOI) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit cancer communication, education, and advocacy organization with a special mission: Generating global cancer conversations. Today, through its Advocacy in Action®, Vital Conversations, and Living With Cancer platforms, Vital Options International continues to lead the most meaningful panel discussions and engaging one-on-one interviews about clinical trials, treatment advances, psychosocial issues, and access to care – all the vital challenges faced by everyone in the global cancer community. www.vitaloptions.org.
Marcela Shine is Founder of Avanzar Ventures, Business Manager of The Tutu Project and an advisor to the Carey Foundation. Her company, Avanzar Ventures, has been supporting the project by providing operational, social media and technical implementation strategy since the inception of the project.