Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer
2016 HIGHLIGHTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Research
• Funded over $245,000 to projects at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Feinstein Institute for Medical Re-search of the Northwell Health System, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Stony Brook Medical Center
• Geraldine J. Baker Memorial Scholarship for Breast Cancer Research awarded to a Manhasset High School student in conjunction with a summer internship at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Outreach
• Funded services totaling $62,994 in helping 126 breast cancer cases with information and assistance, in-cluding 100 cases from outside Manhasset. 24 additional women with other cancers were also helped, 16 of these were from outside Manhasset.
• Delivered over 65 meals in addition to groceries and offered multiple nutrition consultations; provided wigs (4), transportation (7) and financial support for medical bills (39 women asked us to pay 72 separate bills), living expenses (11 rent or mortgage payments made), specialty chairs (5), a prosthetic fitting, a Compres-sion sleeve, housecleaning (9), bereavement expenses (3) and wellness services including massage/yoga and physical therapies (93 sessions)
• Distributed 16 Gifts of Hope & Healing and delivered 81 special holiday gifts throughout the year
• Provided 28 resource binders, books, Recovery Jackets, pillows and hand knit blankets to Outreach Cases
• Assisted the non & underinsured community through the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program and Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC)

Community Programs
• Outreach programming and services were funded in part by grants received from the LI2Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer ($26,200), a NYS Grant ($25,000) and the Manhasset Community Fund ($5,000)
• Funded over $28,000 toward wellness and educational programs
• Sponsored Winter Wellness, Spring Awakening & Summer Serenity, coping programs for breast cancer survivors (95 attendees)
• Sponsored a wellness retreat for breast cancer survivors, Living Well with Cancer and Beyond with sessions on exercise, relaxation and healthy eating (42 attendees)
• Sponsored a Dance Healing Workshop (12 classes with 52 visits)
• Partnered with the Sid Jacobson JCC to create the North Shore Women’s Cancer Support Group providing weekly exercise and supportive counseling services 580 attendees
• Partnered with Northwell Health Foundation to provide 1311 complementary services for their cancer pa-tients
• Helped fund the St. Francis Hospital Cancer Institute Restorative Yoga Therapy Program (127 visits)
• Supported staff development at the Palliative Care Unit at NS-LIJ
• Sponsored Thrive - Prevent with Five (70 attendees)
• Supported NUMC in their Breast Cancer Nurse Navigation Program

Activities
• 20 walkers participated in the LI 2Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, MWCABC was awarded $23,600, bring-ing the total received from this walk to over $315,200 since 2005
• Over 500 women participated in Ladies’ Night Out
• Hosted the first Mix & Mingle event for approximately 152 participants
• 802 people registered for the 5K Walk/Run
• Participated in Champions for Charity® at Americana Manhasset

Junior Coalition
• 250+ girls in grades 9-12 participated
• Funded $10,750 toward Outreach wellness and educational programs
• Funded $15,000 to the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Programs
• Activities included: Annual fundraising events, manned the LI2Day Walk rest stop, baked and delivered hol-iday gift baskets to 33 Outreach recipients, delivered 12 holiday baskets to NS-LIJ Palliative Care Unit, helped with the 5K Run/Walk, refurbished the Garden of Hope & Healing at the Manhasset LIRR station, planted spring gardens for 12 Outreach recipients

Communication and Operations
• Improved Facebook page with new articles, exciting programs and updated photos increasing the amount of views from 27 to almost 400

 

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