I am delighted to be raising funds to begin a new cancer survivorship program at the downtown Wellmark YMCA, which begins in August. The funds will be used to purchase equipment, including simple items such as meditation pillows, hire support staff and instructors, and provide scholarships up to $300 dollars for cancer survivors for the program, among other things. As a health care provider and family member, I know from experience that support that optimizes the mental, spiritual, and physical life of cancer survivors improves the of life dramatically, for survivors and the people who love them. The goal is to create the best cancer survivorship programs in the country here in Central Iowa. I am proud to be an Iowan and proud to be part of something that really matters.