WHAT IS OUR GRANT PROGRAM?
SOUL RYEDERS helps thousands of people each year through its Grant Program. Grants are awarded to local cancer-related organizations for specific initiatives that improve the quality of life for families affected by all types of cancer. The grantees and initiatives are chosen by our Grant Committee and Board of Directors to complement our own programs and provide important, often essential, services needed for the individuals we serve. Examples of services provided through our Grants include: financial assistance, individualized counseling, caregiver support, support groups, physical fitness programs for cancer survivors, patient navigation, programs for children with cancer, and programs for children who have a parent with cancer.
Our grant enables 10 children to attend Columbia University’s Chapter of Camp Kesem, a unique camp for children impacted by a parent’s cancer diagnosis.
OPEN DOOR FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
Our grant helps provide patient advocates for their cancer program, access to free transportation for their appointments, and a Spanish language cancer support group.
Our grant supports life-changing outdoor adventure trips for young adults impacted by cancer and enables the expansion of their New York program.
CANCER SUPPORT TEAM
Our grant is for their financial assistance fund which helps patients pay for cancer-related expenses that are not covered by insurance.
GILDA'S CLUB OF WESTCHESTER
SOUL RYEDERS® helps fund their support groups, individualized short-term counseling, and teen programs.
HOLE IN THE WALL GANG
We help fund their Hospital Outreach Program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Westchester, NY.
LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA
We help fund their 12-week physical fitness program for cancer survivors.
We fund their one-on-one peer counseling program for breast and ovarian cancer survivors.
Our grant funds Facing Advanced Care Together (F.A.C.T.) workshops which improve the end-of-life experience by promoting and facilitating advanced care planning.
“That is truly great news and we thank you so very much for your support. This additional grant will help us reach a greater number of lower Westchester County residents who are in dire need of this financial support. On behalf of those future recipients, please accept our deepest gratitude. It feels great to know these special resources are going to local folks in greatest need.”