2013 HIGHLIGHTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Research
• Funded over $297,000 to projects at North Shore/LIJ Health System Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the NYU School of Medicine
• Geraldine J. Baker Memorial Scholarship for Breast Cancer Research awarded to a Manhasset high school student

Outreach
• Funded services totaling $53,420 in helping 74 breast cancer cases with information and assistance, including 52 from outside Manhasset plus 20 additional cases with other cancers, 9 outside Manhasset.
• Delivered 163 meals and provided wigs, financial support for medical bills and living expenses, housecleaning, bereavement expenses and wellness services.
• Distributed 11 Gifts of Hope & Healing and delivered 97 special holiday gifts throughout the year
• Provided 31 resource binders and books to our Outreach cases and additional binders to women outside our community
• Assisted in funding the Mid- Nassau Lend a Helping Hand program.

Community Programs
• Funded nearly $14,000 toward programs with a total of over 500 attendees
• Held 4 community information lectures
• Sponsored Summer Serenity, a coping program for breast cancer survivors
• Sponsored a wellness retreat for breast cancer survivors, Living Well with Cancer and Beyond, with sessions on exercise, relaxation and healthy eating
• Sponsored North Shore Women's Cancer Support Group, a weekly exercise and supportive counseling group
• Sponsored program featuring Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of How to Be A Friend to A Friend Who's Sick

Activities
• 16 walkers participated in the 35-mile LI 2Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
• 47 women participated in Cook for a Cure, learning about healthier cooking choices
• Over 500 women registered for Ladies’ Night Out
• 82 women participated in Swing for a Cure
• 1075 people registered for the 5K Walk/Run
• Participant in Champions for Charity at Americana Manhasset

Junior Coalition
• 170+ girls in grades 9-12 participated
• Funded $15,000 to the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Programs, and $10,000 to the North Shore/LIJ Health System Foundation research project led by Dr. Shapira and Dr. Lee
• Activities included: Annual fundraising events, manned the LI2Day Walk rest stop, baked and delivered holiday gift baskets to 30 Outreach recipients, delivered 12 holiday baskets to North Shore-LIJ Palliative Care Unit, assisted with the library lecture series, helped with the 5K Run/Walk, refurbished the Garden of Hope & Healing at the Manhasset LIRR station, planted spring gardens for 8 Outreach recipients

Communications and Operations
• Launched new user-friendly website containing a wide variety of information regarding MWCABC and its events and programs

 

Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer • P. O. Box 1007 • Manhasset, NY 11030 • Phone (516) 627-2410 • E-mail manhassetbreastcancer@gmail.com