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Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer

2019 HIGHLIGHTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Research  

•    Funded $250,000 in projects at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone/Winthrop and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

•    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 

•    Awarded a summer internship to an outstanding university student affiliated with the MWCABC in the prestigious breast cancer lab of Sr. David Spector at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

 

Outreach - Direct Services

•     Funded services totaling $61,393 in helping 160 breast cancer cases with information and assistance. 20 additional women with other cancers were also helped. Provided for 83 meals; 8 wigs; transportation (15); financial support for medical bills and living expenses (36 women requested payment for 182 separate bills and co-pays); 2 tuition payments; 6 camp sessions and 16 childcare sessions; 8 mortgage/rent payments; 9 housecleanings; 5 prosthetic fittings; 1 compression sleeve; 6 cold caps; 9 hair care/facials; wellness services including 43 massage/yoga and physical therapy sessions; 6 Lift Me Up chair rentals and 1 therapeutic chair rental and 3 medical marijuana prescriptions fulfilled. 

•     Distributed 32 Gifts of Hope & Healing and delivered 82 special holiday gifts throughout the year 

•     Provided resource binders, books, Recovery Jackets, pillow wedges and seat belt pillows, recipes, care packages, blankets and Lift Me Up chairs to 13 Outreach Cases  

•     Assisted the non & underinsured community through the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program with          food and transportation vouchers.  

Outreach - Community Programs 

•    Outreach programming and services were funded by grants received from the LI2Day Walk ($21,400), the Manhasset 

Community Fund ($7,710) and the Port Washington Community Chest ($2,500). Additional funding was received from Pink ($7,407), Pink/Blue ($7,697), Directed by Donor Funds ($6,842) and Outreach Miscellaneous funds ($46,444)  

•    Funded $35,635 toward wellness and educational programs: 

•    Summer Serenity, coping program for breast cancer survivors (35 attendees) 

•    Relax, Restore, Renew at the JCC with sessions on exercise, relaxation and healthy eating (48 attendees)  

•    Dance Healing Workshop Sessions (12 classes with over 65 visits)

•    Sid Jacobson JCC; Women’s Cancer Support Group providing 541 exercise classes (89 attendees) and 430 discussion groups

•    Northwell Health Foundation to provide 842 complementary services for their 303 cancer patients

•    Supported the Northwell Cancer Survivorship Symposium (?? attendees)

•    Supported staff development at the Palliative Care Unit at Northwell Health Foundation 

•    Helped fund the St. Francis Hospital Cancer Institute Restorative Yoga Therapy Program (183 visits); the St Francis Paint Parties (32 attendees) and the St Francis Nutrition & Cooking Programs - Shake Days (offered to over 1,100 patients), Cooking is Caring (15 participants) and Nourish Care Connect (16 participants)

•    Supported the NYU Langone Music Therapy Program (378 Attendees)

•    Supported Genevieve’s Helping Hands—Food for Families Programs (26 attendees)

•    Sponsored Thrive Naturally—OTC Meds Messing With Health (30 attendees) 

 

Activities  

•    20 walkers participated in the LI2Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, MWCABC was awarded $28,000 

•    Nearly 500 women participated in Ladies’ Night Out 

•    Hosted the second annual Mix & Mingle event with approximately 110 participants which raised approximately $46,000

•    704 people registered for the 5K Walk/Run 

•    Participated in Champions for Charity® at Americana Manhasset 

Junior Coalition 

•  250+ girls in grades 9-12 participated 

•  Raised $6,560 from Row for the Fight 

•  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, manned a water station for the Hope Runs Here 5K, created and made centerpieces for the Northwell Breast Reconstruction Awareness Event, baked and delivered 29 holiday gift baskets to 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 software of our Donor Management System to ensure reliability and dependability of our constituent database. Created an Instagram page currently at 300 followers. 

 

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