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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

A Healing Sanctuary - Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery - Beginning May 1, 2014 at Yoga for Living

This is a healing santuary class integrating yoga, breathing and mindfulness practices along with aromatherapy, Reiki, energy, medicine and singing crystal bowls to create a synergy of healing energies to soothe the body, mind and soul. The class is offered by an E-RYT professional yoga instructor with 8 years of teaching experience, Ms. Pamela Kofsky MSW, E-RYT, RM. The event will be held at Anu Medical Spa 200B Rte 73N, Voorhees, NJ 08043 from 10-11:30am. For more information, call Pam at 856-266-3164.

Bunko For Breast Cancer - May 16, 2014

The event was sponsored by the EG Think Pink Brigade. On May 16, 2014, the fundraiser which benefits the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition was held at the Little Red School House, 12 Harmony Rd, Mickleton, NJ at 7pm. There were prizes, refreshments and a basket auction. The event raised $1519.00!

Let's Make A Difference Walk-September 20, 2014

Barbara Showers and Mary Ellen Volkmar sponsored a 3 mile walk on behalf of the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition. Although the turnout was light, each walker raised their goal amount.

Raymour and Flannagans Breast Cancer Awareness Day - October 5, 2014

Raymour & Flanigan is partnering with SJBCC for a Breast Cancer Awareness Day at their Cherry Hill, NJ location. The event will feature information, give-a-aways,raffles and a 12% discoutn with a coupon. The coupon can be obtained by calling SJBCC at 856-768-9038. The event will take place from 11am to 5pm at 2100 Rte 38 Mall Rd,Cherry Hill, NJ.

Girls Matter Too - 10/7/14

Informational lecture to the Students about Breast Cancer Awareness at Medford School District.

Pink Porches Walk - October 18, 2014

Join the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition at their Annual Pink Porches Walk coinciding with the Berlin Fall Fest on 10/18/14 on West Broad Street, Berlin,NJ. Each Pink Porch is dedicated to both the survivors and those who have sadly succumbed to the disease. Proceeds of the walk will go to the SJBCC. This year's walk is in memory in those who lost their battle to breast cancer and honor of those still fighting the disease.

Breast Cancer Awareness Tea - October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014 at the St. John's United Methodist Church at 409 Fairview Ave., West Berlin, NJ 08091, the SJBCC is hosting an awareness tea. Each participant is encouraged to bring a tea cup with a story. Breast cancer and screening information will be presented by Virtua NJCEED. Loretta Mikulski, President SJBCC, will be the keynote speaker. The event will be at 12 noon and is free. A good will offering will be collected to offset the cost of the program. For more information on how you can be a table sponsor or attend the event, please call Sandy Anderson at 856-768-8477.

Bingo for Breast Cancer at the Hilton Garden Hotel in Hamilton, NJ from 1pm-5pm, October 19,2014

This event is in meory of KIm Casamassimma and will feature ifnormation on breast cancer and young women.

Breast Cancer Awareness Lecture at the Marie Fleche Memorial Library in Berlin,NJ at 7pm, October 23, 2014

JOY Event - October 27, 2014

Journey of Youth (JOY) Monthly Series for Women is a holding a Fundraiser benefiting the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition and will be held at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 12 Harmony Rd., Mickleton, NJ. Women are encouraged to wear pink as they will band together to support the cause and have fun learning and discussing topics on nutrition, relationships and the benefits of yoga. A portion of all registrations will be donated to South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition. Light refreshments will be offered as well as wine. To register for the JOY event, please visit www.advanced-wellness-solutions.com or www.NancysExerciseClasses.com or call 609-519-1898 or 609-320-6339. Fee: $15.00 (Wine - $5.00 per glass). Date in September will be announced soon.

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

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