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Grant to Adelphi Breast Cancer Program from Manhasset Junior Coalition

Pictured from left: Brooke Tolentino, Avery Fanuka (t), Ally Pegno, Ms. Machado, Quinn Caccioppo and Ella Mineroff.

Members of the Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer (MWCABC) presented a grant of $10,000 to the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program.  The grant will support free educational forums which focus on medical, legal, pyscho-social and wellness topics and are facilitated by experts in various fields of practice.  

            Receiving the check is Reyna Machado, the executive director of the Adelphi program. Says Ms. Machado: “The Junior Coalition’s funding helps our efforts to educate women and their families about breast cancer. This March, we are hosting a forum on Sleep Disturbances Related to Breast Cancer and in April we will be hosting a forum on Planning for the Future: Advance Directives and Finances. It was wonderful to meet 9th graders who are taking leadership roles and fundraising for their community. We are very grateful for their continued support.” 

            The Junior Coalition of MWCABC was formed in 2003 as a charitable organization for Manhasset teenagers to provide education and awareness about breast cancer at a teenage appropriate level without fear, to generate compassion and understanding for those afflicted with the disease and the family and friends affected by it, and to join together to raise funds for breast cancer research and patient support programs.

         Fundraising activities include dances, planting flowers for outreach recipients, baking and delivering holiday cookies to survivors and assisting at MWCABC’s 5K Family walk/run. There are 250 Junior Coalition members ranging from 9th to 12th grade.

         The Adelphi Breast Cancer Program, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, provides information and emotional support to people coping with breast cancer through their statewide hotline (800-877-8077), community outreach and education programs.

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