Scan Vans: For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded grants totaling $260,000 to subsidize the cost of 60 vans.Center for Elder Law & Justice: For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded a grant of $110,000 to the Center for Elder Law & Justice for the MedLaw Cancer Partnership of Western New York. Project LEAD®: For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded a grant of $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund for the Cynthia Rubin Scholarship at Project LEAD®.The Family Center’s Maite Aquino Program: For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded a grant of $110,000 to The Family Center’s Maite Aquino Program.The Family Center’s Judge Judith Kaye Project: For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded a $110,000 grant to The Judge Judith Kaye Project at The Family Center. City Bar Justice Center/Cancer Advocacy Project: For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded the City Bar Justice Center/Cancer Advocacy Project a $66,000 grant. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley: For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded a grant of $100,000 to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to create the LSHV Breast Cancer Health Advocacy Project. SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer: For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded a grant of $15,000 to SHARE for its Education & Outreach for the Latina Community: Legal Issues & Breast Cancer program.

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JALBCA Program “What Black Women Need To Know about Hereditary Breast Cancer” Informs Large Audience

Thanks to the support of our 14 co-sponsoring organizations from across New York State, JALBCA’s program “What Black Women Need To Know about Hereditary Breast Cancer” on March 23, 2021 reached over 300 people! JALBCA Vice President and Co-President nominee Hon. Marguerite Grays welcomed everyone and introduced JALBCA and the distinguished presenters, Erika Stallings and Dr. Altovise Ewing.

Presenters Erika Stallings Altovise Ewing

Ms. Stallings and Dr. Ewing conveyed information that was not only educational but also personal, enlightening the audience about the higher risks Black women face from hereditary breast cancer and providing insights into genetic counseling and testing and options for reducing the risk of breast cancer if genetic testing reveals that you have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. In the lively Q&A segment, many attendees asked insightful questions and some revealed their own medical condition, to which Ms. Stallings and Dr. Ewing responded cogently and caringly.

Thanks to JALBCA Board member Desirée Ripo for curating and conveying the audience questions to Ms. Stallings and Dr. Ewing. Special thanks to Jason LaSalle for his expert assistance with technology for the webinar. Thanks to everyone involved in publicizing, presenting, and participating in this wonderful event, and helping JALBCA live up to its name and mission.

Click here https://jalbca.org/events/what-black-women-need-to-know-about-hereditary-breast-cancer/ to see the list of co-sponsors, the presenters’ bios, Dr. Ewing’s presentation slides, photos from the event. View the recording of the event below.


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