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Wellesley groups deliver food to ovarian cancer patients

Posted by Derek McLean  July 18, 2011 09:09 AM

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The Wellesley-based organization Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer and Healthy Habits Kitchen will deliver nutritious food free of charge to local ovarian cancer patients.

Ovations for the Cure teamed up with Healthy Habits Kitchen, a company dedicated to making it easy for individuals and families to eat healthy, to create the Ovations Helping Hands program, which began on March 20.

“Thousands of women in Massachusetts have ovarian cancer and the recovery period can take months, depending upon the severity and prognosis,” said Lisa Collamore, Director of Operations for Ovations Helping Hands in a press release.

“A healthy, well-balanced diet is a critical component to recovery however, the time and effort it takes to prepare meals is often more than a patient or caregiver can manage. By making it easy for individuals and families to prepare a healthy meal, we hope to ease the burden of ovarian cancer recovery and caregiving,” she said.

The Ovations Helping Hands program delivers Healthy Habits Kitchen’s nutritionally-balanced meal kits to qualifying patients, families and caregivers in Massachusetts.

Each month, eight patients receive a delivery of eight freezer-friendly meal kits with one side dish.

According to the press release, a Healthy Habits Kitchen meal kit contains everything that is needed to cook a nutritionally balanced meal easily in less than 30 minutes. The kits contain locally sourced ingredients.

CQ Meals include Grilled Grouper with Lime-Basil Pistou, Pork Diane, Shrimp Putanesca with Wheat Pasta and Walnut Crusted Chicken with Apple Chutney.

The Ovations Helping Hands program is sponsored by The Julie Fund For Women’s Cancers in Wellesley and Morphotek, a biotechnology company. There is no cost to participate in the program.

For more information, visit ovationsforthecure.org.

Derek McLean can be reached at dbmclean1@gmail.com.

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