Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer 2020 HIGHLIGHTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Funded $275,000 in projects at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone/Winthrop and the Icahn School of
Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Due to the impact of COVID19 and the decision to channel available funds to the Outreach Committee, the call for research
project proposals was suspended for this round and all individuals were notified by letter of this decision.
Due to COVID19 protocols, a summer internship to an outstanding university student affiliated with the MWCACB was not
awarded for Summer 2020.
Due to COVID19 the annual Baker Scholarship was not awarded for 2020.
Outreach - Direct Services
Helped 152 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 17 women diagnosed with other cancers by providing them with informa- tion, emotional support and financial assistance. Funded goods, resources and services totaling $58,722 including:
177 meals and groceries; 11 wigs; 23 prosthetic bras and fittings; 18 cold cap treatments and supplies; 11 rentals of med- ical equipment, 5 transportation; 14 childcare sessions and 2 hair care.
reimbursement of over 190 bills (medical, prescription and living expenses), as well as 1 Bereavementpayment.
wellness services including 62 medical massages, yoga and physical therapy sessions.
Distributed 31 Gifts of Hope & Healing and delivered 76 Special Gifts throughout the year.
Provided resource binders, nutrition and reference books, post surgery jackets, pillow wedges and seat belt pillows, recipes,
care packages, and chemotherapy blankets.
Assisted the non & underinsured community through the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program with food and transportation vouchers.
Outreach - Community Programs
Funded $32,675 toward wellness and educational programs:
Acupuncture for BC Survivors, NYU Long Island
Relax, Restore, Renew at Home, Sid Jacobsen JCC, Roslyn; a virtual retreat with sessions on exercise, relaxation and healthy
eating (30 attendees)
Ballet For Recuperation, Berest Dance Center, Port Washington; 12 virtual sessions (average of 3 students per class)
Women!s Cancer Support Group, Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn; 324 virtual exercise classes (53 attendees) and 206 virtual discus- sion groups (36 attendees)
Virtual Paint Parties, 2 classes (42 attendees) ; Shake Days (offered to 760 chemo patients), virtual Cook Shop & Nourish Care Connect (63 patients, survivors & caregivers) ; St. Francis Hospital Cancer Institute;
Physical Therapy Treatments; Full Circle Breast Cancer Recovery Program (18 patients)
Artwork in the new Blumencranz Caregiver Center, Northwell Health
Outreach programming and services were funded by grants received from the LI2Day Walk ($27,201), the Manhasset
Community Fund ($2,500) and the Port Washington Community Chest ($2,003). Additional funding was received from Pink ($279), Directed by Donor Funds ($8,418) and Outreach Miscellaneous funds ($51,132)
26 walkers participated in the virtual “No Ordinary Walk in the Park” to Fight Breast Cancer. MWCABC was awarded $42,000
Launched a successful month long fundraising campaign, “Manhasset Pink Strong” in October
Cash for the Cure sold out in record time, 500 tickets sold with 3 winners
402 virtual walkers registered for the MWCABC 5K Walk/Run
Participated in Champions for Charity® at Americana Manhasset
250+ girls in grades 9-12 participated
Funded $10,000 to the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Programs
Annual fundraising events: helped with 5k Walk Run, during which the girls manned sign-in, t-shirt pick up and Cash for the Cure
tables - they also made all promotional posters and COVID regulation posters; distributed promotional materials to local busi- nesses for Manhasset Pink Strong Campaign, baked and delivered 17 holiday gift baskets to Outreach recipients; refurbished the Garden of Hope & Healing at the Manhasset LIRR train station.
Communication and Operations
• Created a quarterly newsletter updating community of events and news regarding the MWCABC. Held social media campaign
through IG and Facebook for the month of October in place of LNO due to pandemic. Increased IG followers to 885 and Face- book followers to close to 1,000.