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Our Medical Research Grant submission period is OPEN. We accept grant applications for research studies into complementary cancer treatments. You can access our grant application by clicking on the START APPLICATON! button. The current grant period closes on October 31, 2018.

Our 2nd Medical Research Grant!

On September 21, 2018, we officially announced the winner of our 2018 medical research grant of $5,000. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, located in Burlington, MA, was awarded the grant to fund a randomized controlled trial on the benefits of receiving acupuncture in the hospital after a mastectomy or a mastectomy with breast reconstructive surgery compared to usual care, which is to wait until after the two week post-surgical follow up.

Jonathan B. Ammen, M.Ed., M.Ac., Lic.Ac., an acupuncturist at Lahey Hospital has been working on the acupuncture trial. “Pain following mastectomy and, in particular, mastectomy with reconstructive surgery is a significant cause of suffering to patients,” said Ammen. “Acupuncture has a history of usefulness in the treatment of chronic and acute pain and has demonstrated efficacy in studies of postsurgical pain. The BUCK grant will cover the treatment and research supplies for the patients participating in this trial.”

The Bands Rocked at BUCKFest 2018!

On October 7, the Walton Marquette Project, AfroBear and the Reed Brothers Band rocked BUCKFest 2018 at Sprout Music Collective in West Chester, PA. A BIG thanks to the bands and all of the merchants that donated some amazing items for our silent auction!

Longwood Gardens, Limoncello Ristorante, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, Fogo de Chao, Giant Food Stores and Regal Movies.

Check out some pics and videos from BUCKFest 2018!