Q4 Charity Vote Nominee: Boulder-based EmbodiWorks Provides Unique Resource for Battling Cancer

Citywide ConnectCitywide Banks’ next Charity Fan Vote for its $1,000 Quarterly Hand-Up Charity Donation will take place  on Facebook from December 1-14, 2011.  The following is one of five nominated charities that will be spotlighted leading up to this quarter’s Fan Vote.

Nearly one in two Americans develops cancer.  When “cancer” is diagnosed, patients’ minds swarm with EmbodiWorksquestions.  What can I do?  Where do I go for help? How can I change my life to heal from this disease so it never comes back again?

Oncologists mainly talk about traditional cancer treatments: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other conventional therapies.  But patients feel isolated, overwhelmed and in need of broad support.

Founded in 2010, Boulder-based EmbodiWorks has developed a comprehensive educational website that provides integrative cancer care resources for the whole person through body, mind, and spirit, including social and environmental health.  The site offers reliable information, bringing hope and ending patients’ isolation.

To develop the site’s content, executive director Jeannine Walston relied on her extensive background in cancer education and advocacy.  Physicians, medical school professors and complementary care practitioners staff EmbodiWorks’ advisory board.

Many people – searching the Internet for information – say the site is a lifesaver. The site reached 150,000 people in its first year. 

“EmbodiWorks is a remarkable and visually beautiful resource for anyone with cancer… To my knowledge there is no other organization offering this in-depth wealth of informed integrative cancer help for the whole person,” wrote Sue Memhard, M.Ed, Founder and Director of the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation, in a testimonial.  

With a donation of $1,000, EmbodiWorks would add content to its website to better support the lives of those touched by cancer.  Learn more about how to make your own cash donation or volunteer your time to EmbodiWorks at www.EmbodiWorks.org.

Vote for EmbodiWorks in Upcoming Facebook Fan Vote
EmbodiWorks is one of five Colorado charities nominated to receive  $1,000 Quarterly Hand-Up Charity Donation.  The runner-up charity will receive a $250 donation. Ready to vote CFVfor EmbodiWorks?  Visit Citywide’s Facebook Fan Page at Facebook.com/citywidebanks and become a Fan by clicking the “Like” button.  Then, from December 1-14, 2011, Fans will be eligible to cast their vote.  Stay tuned to this blog for spotlights on the other nominated charities.

Why Citywide Banks Is Promoting Colorado Charities
As part of its larger Citywide Connect community outreach program, Citywide Banks is aiming to raise awareness about the great work and ongoing needs of Denver & Boulder charities.  Due to our economic times, it’s increasingly important for businesses to step up and help those in need around the Front Range.  Our local charities cannot depend on government resources alone. As a locally-owned business bank, Citywide Banks wants to encourage more businesses to look at local charities for their corporate giving campaigns.  We also want to encourage more business professionals to volunteer in our local community.  Our quarterly Fan Vote on Facebook is a fun way to get the community engaged in our campaign.  Regardless of who wins the vote, all the nominated charities will get some valuable exposure for their work and ongoing needs.

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