Acupuncture Student Receives Inaugural $500 Grant from BUCK!

The BUCK Cancer Foundation (BUCK) announced on Thursday, September 15, that it has awarded Jessica Weaver, an honor student at the Won Institute in Glenside, PA their inaugural grant of $500 for the fall 2016 semester. Ms. Weaver was awarded the grant for her graduate studies in acupuncture and interest in how acupuncture can help cancer patients.

The BUCK Cancer Foundation plans to roll out an innovative pay-back grant program for the spring 2017 semester providing pay-back grants (up to $5,000) to health and wellness students pursuing a degree in integrative medicine or complementary cancer treatments. A pay back grant would provide necessary funds to these students with the expectation that once the student has graduated and is fully employed, they would pay back the grant as a percentage of their salary (such as 1%). The grant paybacks would provide additional grants to future health and wellness students.

“The BUCK Cancer Foundation is focused on making integrative oncology standard cancer care in America and we are excited to provide this grant to Jessica”, said Lori Nonnemaker the president of BUCK. “Acupuncture can help reduce pain, anxiety, and nausea which really improves the quality of life for cancer patients.” Doreen Lafferty, Clinic Director at the Won Institute, comments on students treating cancer patients:  “This past year, a student clinic intern treated a patient with cancer two times a week during her chemotherapy treatments. The patient appeared to have less discomfort and side effects than most patients with cancer."


The Won Institute is a small specialized graduate school with regional and programmatic accreditation. It has a master degree program in Acupuncture and a certificate program in Chinese Herbal Medicine. It is the only program of its kind in Pennsylvania. Graduates go onto become licensed in acupuncture or oriental medicine. More information can be found at

The BUCK Cancer Foundation seeks to support and fund opportunities and endeavors that help build a bridge between ALL viable forms of cancer research and treatment (natural, holistic AND conventional) and unite them in one goal: to provide greater comfort to cancer patients during treatment while working toward a cure.  The BUCK Cancer Foundation is focused on Bridging & Uniting Cancer Knowledge. For more information, please visit our website at