Since 1992, the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition has been dedicated to the battle against breast cancer through education and advocacy of breast cancer research. While spreading the word on prevention to protect future generations, the coalition also assists women and men who are newly diagnosed. The coalition’s Lend a Helping Hand Program helps alleviate some of the demands of daily life in the aftermath of breast cancer surgery and during chemotherapy and radiation treatment. GNBCC provides funding for chores such as house cleaning, food preparation, child care, and transportation to doctors. They also offer assistance for the purchase of wigs and prostheses.
In addition to assisting newly diagnosed women, GNBCC’s goal is to “Prevent Breast Cancer Before it Starts” through risk reduction presentations on environmental links to breast cancer. Its Students & Scientists Breast Cancer Research Program, now in its 13th year, has sponsored over 60 local high school students who have interned at 10 University-based laboratories in the Northeast researching environmental exposures, their link to breast cancer and breast cancer prevention. GNBCC student interns come out of the program ready to educate their peers about breast cancer risk reduction.
Since its foundation, the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition has been positively impacting the Long Island community, and we want to join them! Our agency is on a mission to raise funds to battle breast cancer through supporting research and prevention and to help local individuals who are newly diagnosed.
The Team at The Vanderbeck Agency,