1-About the South Fork Breast Health Coalition

Founded in late 1994, The South Fork Breast Health Coalition is a nonprofit grassroots organization of concerned citizens, East End Area Office of The American Cancer Society, SUNY Stony Brook, Southampton and other East End Town Officials. The Coalition works closely with the Southampton Hospital Breast Center.
The Coalition, along with other breast cancer groups across Long Island is committed to finding the answer to the high incidence of breast cancer in our area.
In addition to helping identify the causes of breast cancer, our mission is to help educate women about the importance of self breast exams and annual mammograms as preventative measures. Through various support programs the Coalition is also dedicated to helping relieve the day to day pressures for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy by helping them to manage family and home commitments during this stressful period.Our goal is to have 100% of the East End female population, age 16+ performing self breast examinations and 100% of our female population, age 40+ receiving annual mammograms.

Garden of Hope

Dedicated and opened in October of 1995, The Garden of Hope, located on the grounds of Southampton Hospital, was created to bring attention to the work of The Coalition and gain community support. The Garden is designed for all seasons. It is a model of low maintenance, toxic free and self sustaining native plantings that do not require pesticides, fertilizers or other chemicals. The Garden honors all those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. It is a celebration of life and living… of saving lives through early cancer detection and treatment. The Garden was designed by local resident, Betsey Perrier of Meadows and Woods, and overseen by local nurseryman, Mike Graham of Frankenbach-Deerfield Nursery.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program was created to help relieve the day to day pressures for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy by helping them to manage family and home commitments during this stressful period.

As most of you know, getting from here to there on the East End can be very difficult. We offer Transportation to help any woman on the East End who has breast cancer – whether it is to go to the doctors, have chemo, go to radiation therapy and even for women who do not have breast cancer but need some assistance in getting to the hospital to have a mammogram.Our Lend a Helping Hand Program pays for everything from eyeglasses to baby sitters to house cleaning to doctor’s bills. Anything that will help relieve the day to day pressures for breast cancer patients and their families.Calendar of Events Link

http://www.southforkbreast.com/events.ihtml

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