Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer
2017 HIGHLIGHTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Research
• Funded over $225,000 in projects at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research of the Northwell Health System, and Columbia University 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 - Direct Services
• Funded services totaling $61,880 in helping 120 breast cancer cases with information and assistance. 24 additional women with other cancers were also helped. Delivered over 30 meals in addition to groceries and offered nutrition consultations; provided 9 wigs , transportation (28) and financial support for medical bills (41 women asked us to pay 257 separate bills and co-pays), living expenses (10 rent or mortgage payments made), 2 prosthetic fittings, housecleaning (28), bereavement expenses (4), 1 egg storage, 2 cold caps, 6 hair care and facials, 3 appliances, 1 tattoo and wellness services including massage/yoga and 77 physical therapies sessions
• Distributed 27 Gifts of Hope & Healing and delivered 86 special holiday gifts throughout the year
• Provided 36 resource binders, books, Recovery Jackets and pillows to Outreach Cases
• Assisted the non & underinsured community through the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program with food and transportation vouchers and Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) by providing follow up care with Breast MRI’s and PET scans.

Outreach - Community Programs
• Outreach programming and services were funded in part by grants received from the LI2Day Walk ($23,600), the Manhasset Community Fund ($5,000), Pink ($997), Directed by Donor Funds ($2,000) and Outreach Miscellaneous funds ($14,000)
• Funded $32,487 toward wellness and educational programs
• Sponsored Spring Awakening & Summer Serenity, coping programs for breast cancer survivors (78 attendees)
• Sponsored a wellness retreat for breast cancer survivors, Relax, Restore, Renew with sessions on exercise, relaxation and healthy eating (45 attendees)
• Sponsored a Dance Healing Workshop (6 classes with 15 visits)
• Partnered with the Sid Jacobson JCC to create the North Shore Women’s Cancer Support Group providing weekly exercise and supportive counseling services (over 900 attendees)
• Partnered with Northwell Health Foundation to provide 1522 complementary services for their cancer patients
• Helped fund the St. Francis Hospital Cancer Institute Restorative Yoga Therapy Program (300 visits) and the St Francis Paint Parties (16 attendees)
• Supported staff development at the Palliative Care Unit at NS-LIJ
• Sponsored Thrive – Anti-aging Benefits of Mindfulness - Regenerate from Inside Out (88 attendees)
• Supported the RVC Breast Cancer Coalition

Activities
• 18 walkers participated in the LI2Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, MWCABC was awarded $19,800
• 542 women participated in Ladies’ Night Out
• Hosted the second annual Mix & Mingle event with approximately 150 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
• Donated $12,300 from Row for the Fight to Outreach
• Funded $6,000 toward Outreach wellness and educational programs
• Donated $700 to the Northwell Palliative Care Unit
• Funded $10,000 to the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Programs
• Annual fundraising events including Row for the Fight, manned the LI2Day Walk rest stop, baked and delivered holiday gift baskets to 19 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

Communication and Operations
• Updated hardware and software of our Donor Management System to ensure reliability and dependability of our constituent database. Created an Instagram page currently at 300 followers.

 

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