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Statistics... According to the American Cancer Society's 2014 Cancer facts and figures, it is estimated there will be 7,290 new cases of breast cancer in NJ. Of that, 1,290 estimated women will succumb to the disease. This does not include In Sito cases of breast cancer.

The South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition is a non-profit organization, formed in 1996 by a group of survivors concerned with the enormous medical, financial and social consequences of breast cancer whose mission is to raise breast cancer awareness through education, advocacy and action to change public policy. The SJBCC is aggressively for new legislation to help and protect those afflicted with breast cancer. Click Here to read our mission statement.

The South Jersey Breast Cancer Plan of Action:

1. Provide information and education to individuals.
2. Increase public awareness through outreach efforts and by lobbying for legislation.
3. Improve access to high quality breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, care and clinical trials through legislation and regulation.
4. Increase the involvement and influence of those living with breast cancer in the legislative and regulatory process, and in all aspects of clinical trial design.

The Carolyn J. Ochs Memorial Fund

The SJBCC has also established a client assistance fund in 2005, the Carolyn J. Ochs Assistance Fund. The fund assists people with financial needs that arise from their breast cancer diagnosis. The fund assists with financial needs such as daycare for children while receiving treatment, gas cards for transportation to treatments and utility bills. The Fund does not assist with costs outside treatment or medications. Since it's inception over $88,000.00 has been donated to grantees. Please call our office at 856-768-9028 if you are in need and we will provide a complete list of criteria. Donate to the Carolyn J. Ochs Client Assistance Fund Today!.

Library Dedication

On March 1, 2014, a breast cancer awareness section was added to the Marie Fleche Memorial Library. The section was dedicated in memory of a board member of the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition, Kim Casamassima. Kim lost her relentless battle with stage 4 breast cancer July 18, 2013. Kim was 49 years young. She devoted herself to researching the incurable disease attending conferences, visiting doctors across the country and doing volunteer work. She shared her knowledge and experiences of living with metastatic disease with many survivors and organizations. The books donated to the library were Kim's & the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition collection of books relating to breast cancer. The library is located at 49 South White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009.

To see a video on self breast exams, Click Here!

Membership

Join us and make a difference by becoming a member of the SBJCC. The annual membership fee is $20 payable to the SBJCC. Click Here to become a member today!

Meetings

The SJBCC meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm. The meetings are held at the Virtua Voorhees Hospital located on Rte 73 South in Voorhees, in building A in Garden Room D. From the entrance, follow signs for Lobby A, Neighborhood A. Proceed past the cafeteria and coffee bar, past the donor wall and through the double doors. The conference room will be straight ahead.
All members are welcome. Please join us and see how you can make a difference.

Events

4th Annual Meatball Mania in memory of Anna Eickmeyer, January 24,2015

Please join us at the Berlin VFW Anmac Post 6253 - 34 Chestnut Avenue, Berlin, NJ 08009 on January 24,2015 from 6pm-11pm. All You Can Eat Meatballs (Plain & Vegan),Spaghetti & Gravy, Hot Roast Beef, Potato Salad, Green Salad and Fresh Desserts, Wine, Beer and Soda all for $30.00 per person. Purchase tickets online at weramerican.org, call Michelle at 856-217-7010 or pay at the door. We have a great silent auction with awesome prizes. All proceeds benefit the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition.

Pink Sugar Cocktail Party & Dance, March 29,2015

Please join us as we celebrate in style at the Bradford Estate - 1910 Marne Hwy, Hainesport, NJ 08096 on March 29, 2015 from 1-5pm at $35.00 per person. DJ Marc Rosenblatt will provide the dance music. The Bradford Estate has a beautiful wooden dance floor and dance hosts will be provided if needed. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne. A selection of hot hors d'oeuvres will be provided along with captain stations featuring a fresh fruit cornicopia, an artisan cheese display with white glove butler style service. There will be chef attended station serving hot pasta with Alfredo & Marinara sauces with mini meatballs and crisp garlic bread and of course a delicious dessert station. Coffee, tea and soda will be provided and alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. For additional information and ticket information please call the SJ Breast Cancer Coalition office at 856-768-9028 or Loretta at 856-745-5854. Dress attire is smart casual.

For more information on any of the upcoming events call SJBCC at 856-768-9028!

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