Summit, NJ, July 21, 2022 – The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) launched its first grant cycle in January of 2022. We are thrilled to announce in May the Foundation awarded $50,000 to three local nonprofits that are all helping women with breast cancer in a unique way.
CDBCF awarded a $25,000 grant to The Connections for Women and Families a non-profit, women-led organization dedicated to enhancing lives and fostering community. The program and services offered bring together individuals of diverse economic circumstances, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, culture, physical and mental abilities to acquire skills, build self-esteem and through association, develop the respect which eliminates prejudice and promotes compassion. The grant supports the Pathways program that, provides free support, education, and wellness programs for women with cancer, creating a community in which shared experiences lead to personal growth and healing.
The second grant of $22.500 was awarded to the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas Regional Medica Center for the purchase of medical equipment for patients needing breast biopsies and breast surgery. This includes the Trident® HD Specimen Radiography System, that provides sharp, high-quality images of breast tissue right in the operating room which means less time under anesthesia for the patient and faster surgery time.
The third grant was awarded to Move Over Breast Cancer (MOBC) for $2,500. MOBC provides individuals affected by breast cancer with uplifting and healing experiences that bring comfort and hope at any time during the cancer journey. Services such as wigs, prosthetics and more are brought to the individual, family, or group in our fully converted and customized walk-in Mobile Resource Lounge & Salon. Because we are fully mobile, we can travel to multiple counties in NJ and to the doorsteps of individuals who are most in need of support. MOBC will meet clients at their residence, provider’s office, or the venue of their choice! MOBC directly addresses the need for and access to non-clinical individualized, comprehensive support and education breast cancer survivors who reside in low-income areas of NJ. MOBC eliminates barriers to holistic, complimentary care and prevention education with our survivor/peer led, essential support programs that are free of charge regardless of insurance status.
Applications for our second grants cycle for 2022 opens on August 15 and close on October 15th. To apply for a grant, please visit www.cdbcf.org/grants.
Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation
Through our sponsored facilities, the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation serves underprivileged and vulnerable women in New Jersey by ensuring the availability of top-quality breast-health services that include screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. The Foundation provides financial assistance to programs and needs deemed most crucial to the health and wellbeing of patients and offers collaborative support to provide resources, education, advocacy, and empowerment to the women we serve. To learn more, please visit www.cdbcf.org.