Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation Funds Certification Courses For Nurses At UCLA’s Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program

MCMF Donates $15,000 to train nurses to care for AYA cancer patients

Orange County, CA (2/27/2016) – In its continuing efforts to enhance the quality of life for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients, the Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation (MCMF) recently donated $15,000 to UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program to provide certification courses for nurses caring for teen and young adult (TYA) cancer patients.

“The TYA Nurses Training Program at UCLA Medical Centers utilizes unique, one of a kind, online certification courses provided by Coventry University in the United Kingdom (UK),” said Tony Cwiertny, the MCMF’s CFO. He continued, “UCLA nurses will participate in two certificate courses that have been developed in consultation with the UK’s Teenager Cancer Trust, after which the UCLA TYA program is modeled.” These AYA-specific courses will provide 5 UCLA nurses enhanced training in treating TYA cancer patients. These nurses will then train other UCLA nurses on what they have learned, thus increasing the impact of the training by reaching more UCLA staff. The MCMF was able to fund the entirety of UCLA’s training requirement thanks to its generous financial donors, as well as a $5,000 grant awarded by Staples Foundation, the charitable arm of Staples, Inc.

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