Marlborough-based charity gets $100,000 grant

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Marlborough-based charity gets $100,000 grant
Karleen Habin and Mary Lou Woodford with Cancer1Source were the recipients of a $100,000
grant from the Cummings Foundation. At the Cummings Foundation Grant Celebration, they
were accompanied by Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough-based public charity Cancer1Source will receive a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation, Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced.

Cancer1Source was created by oncology nurses in 2009 to provide access for products and services that help fill gaps in patient care. The charity has advocated for cancer patients and their families, providing families with financial assistance and access to patient assistance programs. The group also provides funding for cancer research.

“Nurses make a difference in a patient’s care, and [Mary Lou Woodford] and [Karleen Habin] are well aware of the impact and fulfilling a need outside of the regular care nurses provide,” Vigeant said in a press release.

The grant Cancer1Source received is one of 25 10-year grants awarded by the Woburn-based Cummings Foundation this year. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $375 million to Greater Boston nonprofits.

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