Summit, NJ, January 11, 2022 – The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) is excited to launch a new grants program. The program will award financial grants to breast cancer nonprofit organizations and initiatives that support the underinsured and uninsured women in the following counties of New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
The inaugural grant cycle will begin accepting applications starting January 15, 2022. Organizations applying for a grant must be a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit in New Jersey to qualify. For the full grant guidelines and to apply, please visit www.cdbcf.org/grants.
In the last 16 years, the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation has opened two state-of-the-art Breast Centers in New Jersey. The first Center is located at Saint Michael’s Medical Center Newark, NJ, and the second Center is at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ. The Foundation recently supported the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas by raising funds to purchase and build a new MRI suite for patients and a second 3D Mammography Suite. In addition, the Foundation funded a biopsy coordinator position and established a transportation voucher program that allows patients to get a ride to and from their screenings and treatments.
“The Foundation has grown and evolved so much over the last two decades. The natural next step is to start a grants program that will expand our reach into other communities by allowing nonprofits to apply for grants”, explains Connie Dwyer, founder of the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation. “It is important to our Board and supporters that we continue to ensure that every woman in our area has access to top-quality breast health services.”
Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation
Through our sponsored facilities and a grants program, the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation serves underprivileged and vulnerable women by ensuring the availability of top-quality breast-health services that include screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. In addition, CDBCF provides financial support for programs that provide resources, education, advocacy, and empowerment for the women we serve.