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The Weekly, March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

The Weekly

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The dilemmas facing cancer doctors and patients in the coronavirus pandemic

The dilemmas facing cancer doctors and patients in the coronavirus pandemic

FRIDAY, March 20 (Vox)—Silver Leo has been trying to keep her young children, ages 3 and 9, entertained at home since March 13, when their public schools in Alexandria, Virginia, announced closures. Child care is a challenge for a lot of parents these days, but particularly for Leo. She has metastatic breast cancer, and the lingering effects of her weekly chemotherapy infusions make it difficult to stay high-energy — and risky to leave the house.

“Some of their friends are still having playdates, and doing this sort of ‘small group social isolation’ thing” says Leo, 40. “I have to explain to them that their mom has cancer, so they can’t have any playdates at all.” 

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Foundation News

Community Grants application deadline extended to April 22

Community Grants application deadline extended to April 22

Since 2007, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded grants to outstanding projects in 33 states, tribes and territories.

To apply, read and follow the Guidelines and Submission Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions. Please note that only organizations located in the United States, including U.S. territories, and outside of the DC metro area are eligible to apply and that the funding guidelines for the 2020 grants cycle have changed.

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