Partnerships make our Breast Cancer Program possible. In October we joined many wonderful friends in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Partners at God’s Love include the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, Komen Greater NYC, the New York Community Trust, the Ann Levy Fund of the Dallas Foundation, and many other supporters who care deeply about their neighbors living with a breast cancer diagnosis.
For Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, held October 14-15, God’s Love provided support at cheering stations along with lunch for thousands of walkers and crew during the weekend. At the closing ceremony, God’s Love was one of many organizations honored with grants in support of Breast Cancer programs throughout New York City. Dorella Walters, Senior Director of External Program Services at God’s Love, joined Avon representatives and leaders from other programs to receive a check onstage.
In advance of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Komen Greater NYC held their annual Race for the Cure in Central Park on September 10. This year, we continued our annual participation at the Race’s Education Expo. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Client Services staff shared information on nutrition’s role in treatment with Race participants.
Partners like these foundations know just how important our program is for individuals and families affected by breast cancer. People living with breast cancer are often too weak to shop or cook for themselves or their families due to the side effects of treatment. God’s Love delivers meals that are individually tailored to meet the nutrition needs of patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer, helping them to regain their strength and independence. And for parents who are too sick to shop or cook for their families, we provide childfriendly dinners, breakfast kits, and after-school snacks to help kids eat right and stay healthy. We also provide meals for senior caregivers who often struggle to meet their own needs while caring for a sick loved one with breast cancer.
To learn more about nutrition’s role in breast cancer treatment and prevention, you can find resources on our website at glwd.org and on our Facebook page. If you would like to get involved, you can contact our volunteer department through our website, or make a donation in support of our breast cancer program.
A heartfelt thank you to our many partners for your courage and support helping to end breast cancer.