The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is working to encourage and assist in the prevention, early intervention, and cure of breast cancer through advocacy, awareness, networking, and research. The funds we raise go directly to programs such as "Lend a Helping Hand",which provides grants to patients on the North Fork who are being treated for breast cancer.
Who We Are
We are a group of concerned citizens working in conjunction with other community resources. As a not-for-profit organization, we have no paid employees, but rather return all funds raised for services to those diagnosed with breast cancer on the North Fork. We are committed to finding an answer to the high incidence of breast cancer in our area. Our primary goal is to increase community awareness of the many issues involved in the battle against this disease which kills more than 180,000 women a year in this country.
Officers & Directors
- Susan Ruffini, President
- Melanie McEvoy, Vice-President
- Annie Baulch, Secretary
- Susan Bandiera, Treasurer
- Anton DeMartino, At Large Director
- Phyllis DeMartino, At Large Director
- Lori McBride, At Large Director
- Janice Young, At Large Director
- Coalition Founders
- Ann Cotten-DeGrasse
- Antonio DeGrasse
What Do We Do?
In addition to helping identify the causes of breast cancer, our goal is to educate women about the importance of self-breast exams and annual mammograms as preventive measures. Our objective is to have 100% of the East End female population, age 16+ performing self-breast exams and 100% of the female population age 40+ receiving annual mammograms.
The NFBHC is involved in conducting educational outreach programs at health fairs and other community forums. Members of our speakers bureau provide educational programs at local schools, churches, and civic organizations.
What Can You Do?
Your contributions of time and talent are needed. You can help us by joining our organization and becoming a NFBHC volunteer. For more information, call 631-208-8889 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members receive a $5 discount on all NFBHC events, our newsletter. You may choose to join as an individual for $25 or as a corporation for $100. If you wish to make a donation, you may specify its use as a general donation or one going to our Lend a Helping Hand grant program, which provides financial assistance to North Fork individuals who are being treated for breast cancer.