Mammogram Vans: For 2021-2022, JALBCA awarded grants totaling $175,000 to fund vans to provide free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women in their own communities. Center for Elder Law & Justice: For 2021-2022, JALBCA awarded a grant of $110,000 to the Center for Elder Law & Justice for the MedLaw Partnership of Western New York. National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund: For 2021-2022, JALBCA awarded a grant of $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund for the Cynthia Rubin Scholarship Fund for Breast Cancer Patient & Advocate Education. The Family Center’s Maite Aquino Program: For 2021-2022, JALBCA awarded a grant of $135,000 to The Family Center’s Maite Aquino Program. The Family Center’s Judge Judith Kaye Project: For 2021-2022, JALBCA awarded a $115,000 grant to The Judge Judith Kaye Project at The Family Center. City Bar Justice Center: For 2021-2022, JALBCA awarded a grant of $66,000 to the City Bar Justice Center for the Cancer Advocacy Project. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley: For 2021-2022, JALBCA awarded a grant of $100,000 to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley for the Breast Cancer Advocacy Project. SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer: For 2021-2022, 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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October Events

“Cancer: It’s Not Just Physical”

JALBCA thanks our moderator, Hon. Linda Capitti, and presenters Cynthia Hayes, Dr. Alyson Moadel-Robblee and Moya O’Connor for their wonderful contributions to JALBCA’s informative and inspiring program “Cancer: It’s Not Just Physical,” on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Thanks, too, to our many co-sponsors (listed at https://jalbca.org/events/cancer-its-not-just-physical/) and to long-time JALBCA supporter Kasowitz Benson Torres and Evridiki Poumpouridis for hosting the participants and the Zoom broadcast.

The presenters shared their personal experiences with breast cancer and responded to numerous questions from the audience, discussing the emotional ramifications of a cancer diagnosis, helping patients and their loving caregivers learn about the typical sequence of emotions experienced at diagnosis, treatment and beyond, understand the science behind those emotions as well as how the disease and its treatment contribute to the psychological experience, and discover how to cope with it all. If you missed the program or would like to see it again or share it with others, the recording and the PowerPoint slides are available at https://jalbca.org/events/cancer-its-not-just-physical/. Information about Cynthia’s book, “The Big Ordeal: Understanding and Managing the Psychological Turmoil of Cancer” is at https://thebigordeal.com/book/.

Event participants Cynthia Hayes, Hon. Linda Capitti, Moya O’Connor, Dr. Alyson Moadel-Robblee

(L-R: Cynthia Hayes, Hon. Linda Capitti, Moya O’Connor, Dr. Alyson Moadel-Robblee)

Please also join us for two more great Breast Cancer Awareness Month programs, “Feel for Your Life” on Tuesday, October 19 and “Listen to Your Body Talk:
Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness” on Tuesday, October 26 – descriptions, lists of co-sponsors and registration links are at https://jalbca.org/events/feel-for-your-life/ and https://jalbca.org/events/listen-to-your-body-talk/. See you there!

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