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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 wigs , transportation and financial support for medical bills, living expenses, prosthetic fittings, housecleaning, bereavement expenses, egg storage, cold caps, hair care and facials, appliances, tattoo and wellness services including massage/yoga and 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 and the Manhasset Community Fund:
• Funded wellness and educational programs
• Sponsored Spring Awakening & Summer Serenity, coping programs for breast cancer survivors
• Sponsored a wellness retreat for breast cancer survivors, Relax, Restore, Renew with sessions on exercise, relaxation and healthy eating
• Sponsored a Dance Healing Workshop
• Partnered with the Sid Jacobson JCC to create the North Shore Women’s Cancer Support Group providing weekly exercise and supportive counseling services
• Partnered with Northwell Health Foundation to provide complementary services for their cancer patients
• Helped fund the St. Francis Hospital Cancer Institute Restorative Yoga Therapy Program and the St Francis Paint Parties
• Supported staff development at the Palliative Care Unit at NS-LIJ
• Sponsored Thrive – Anti-aging Benefits of Mindfulness - Regenerate from Inside Out
• Supported the RVC Breast Cancer Coalition

Activities
• 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 $10,000 to the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Programs
• Events and activities included Row for the Fight, the LI2Day Walk rest stop, holiday gift baskets to Outreach recipients, holiday baskets to NS-LIJ Palliative Care Unit, the 5K Run/Walk, refurbished the Garden of Hope & Healing at the Manhasset LIRR station