Taste of Moab supports local transportation grant
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Members of the Taste of Moab committee, from left, Jessica Lowell, Brenda Najera, Kathy Turvy, Tony Najera, Yordy Eastwood, Cidne Christiansen, director of the American Cancer Society; Moab Healthcare Foundation board members Beth Logan, Kirstin Peterson and Bob Jones. Not pictured are Michelle Burton, Irene Wagner, Judi Bishop and Moab Healthcare Foundation members Tom Edwards and Mike Bynum.                                Courtesy photo
Members of the Taste of Moab committee, from left, Jessica Lowell, Brenda Najera, Kathy Turvy, Tony Najera, Yordy Eastwood, Cidne Christiansen, director of the American Cancer Society; Moab Healthcare Foundation board members Beth Logan, Kirstin Peterson and Bob Jones. Not pictured are Michelle Burton, Irene Wagner, Judi Bishop and Moab Healthcare Foundation members Tom Edwards and Mike Bynum. Courtesy photo
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The 2018 Taste of Moab was a success that brought out community members, cancer survivors, and caregivers in the fight against cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

This first event of the American Cancer Society Hope and Home program has partnered with the Moab Healthcare Foundation in providing transportation for cancer patients of Grand and San Juan counties. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the Taste of Moab were donated to the Moab Healthcare Foundation, and the American Cancer Society said that $9,153 was presented to the foundation on Dec. 10.

Transportation can be a challenging barrier for those trying to access healthcare, often preventing a patient from getting the life-saving treatment that they need, officials say. This can be especially difficult for those living in rural communities. In order to help Utah patients achieve the best health outcomes, the American Cancer Society is working to remove these barriers through funding for transportation, according to the statement.

The American Cancer Society said it would continue partnering with the Moab Healthcare Foundation in 2019.

More information about the Taste of Moab can be found at www.tasteofmoab.org. The 2019 Taste of Moab will take place Nov. 9 at the Grand Center. To access information on how to receive assistance with transportation, contact the Moab Healthcare Foundation at info@mhfmoab.org or call 435-210-0087.

For lodging assistance, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.


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