Grants

Judges And Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA) provides grants to support legal and social services to cancer victims and their families, particularly those who could not otherwise afford them, as well as selected research and education efforts. Grant funds are raised by our Lawyers’ Division at our annual dinner and through membership dues.

 


 

FUNDS AWARDED IN 2016

AMBER – $40,000
New York, New York
AMBER (The Arab American Breast Cancer Education and Referral Program) increases the utilization of breast cancer early-detection and treatment services for Arab American women through culturally appropriate, Arabic language breast health education, screening coordination, and support for breast cancer patients.

BRIGHT PINK – $30,000
New York State
The Brighten Up Educational Workshop is a signature program that educates and empowers young women to be proactive advocates for their health.

THE CANCER LEGAL ASSISTANCE CENTER – $86,000
Buffalo, New York
In 2016, JALBCA awarded an $86,000 grant to The Cancer Legal Assistance Center. The Cancer Legal Assistance Center (CLAC) is a medical-legal partnership at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York. The CLAC has a dedicated full-time attorney from LSED who works in collaboration with ECMC oncology staff, with a focus on serving the needs of the Breast Oncology Unit of the Center for Oncology Care.

CITY BAR JUSTICE CENTER/CANCER ADVOCACY PROJECT – $60,000
New York, New York
JALBCA supports the City Bar Justice Center’s Cancer Advocacy Project (CAP) in its mission to assist moderate- and low-income breast cancer patients and survivors in New York City.

PROJECT LEAD® – $100,000
Washington D.C.
The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund’s science training program, Project LEAD®, provides breast cancer advocates with the education and training they need in order to understand complex medical information and to play a leadership role in research and health care.

SHARE’s METASTATIC BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP — $30,000
New York, New York
Many women with metastatic disease feel uncomfortable participating in groups for early stage survivors, and some are even shunned by the breast cancer community, as they represent every survivor’s greatest fear. Yet those living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer have few places to turn for support. For these reasons, SHARE offers a Telephone Support Group for women living with metastatic breast cancer that has been in existence for nearly 8 years.

THE FAMILY CENTER’S MAITE AQUINO PROGRAM — $75,000
New York, New York
The Family Center’s Maite Aquino Program helps low-income mothers who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and their young children and families, cope with the legal issues that can follow diagnosis.

THE JUDITH S. KAYE PROJECT AT THE FAMILY CENTER — $75,000
New York, New York
The Judith S. Kaye Project at The Family Center sustainably strengthens vulnerable New York City families impacted by breast cancer. Named in honor of Judge Kaye and her service to New York’s children and families, The Family Center’s Judith S. Kaye Project provides integrated legal, social and healthcare coordination services to low-income, minority mothers, who are confronting a breast cancer diagnosis, as they raise their children.

THE MOUNT SINAI BREAST HEALTH RESOURCE PROGRAM — $75,000
New York, New York
The Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program (BHRP) provides psychosocial services to breast cancer patients from diagnosis to survivorship.

SCAN VANS
New York, New York
In 2016 JALBCA sponsored free mammography vans, provided by Project Renewal, in the NYC metropolitan area. So far in 2016, 535 women were screened and of these, more than 287 were uninsured and would not otherwise have had access to preventive care of this sort. 75 women were recommended for essential medical follow-up appointments and 3 were diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2016 JALBCA raised enough funds to subsidize the cost of 52 vans.

For the full list of donors click here.