Breast Cancer Awareness Fund Supports St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Patient Care
Brother’s Brother Foundation is pleased to announce the most recent beneficiary of funds from the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund. In June, Laura Kelly, BBF’s Vice President of Communications and Development, presented a check for $10,000 to St Luke’s Cornwall Health System in Cornwall, New York.
Kelly gave the check to staff and nurses from the hospital’s Infusion Center in Cornwall. Also present to receive the donation were executives from the Radiation Department and other hospital leaders. The money has been designated to go to the Infusion Center for breast cancer and prostate cancer patients.
The event was particularly meaningful for Kelly, who is undergoing treatment for invasive breast cancer herself. The check presentation coincided with the conclusion of her chemotherapy schedule and recovery from surgery. She is currently undergoing radiation five days a week.
“These wonderful nurses are with their patients every step of the way. I have been so grateful for their support, encouragement, concern, and genuine care. It is an honor to be able to present this check to their department,” said Kelly.
The BBF Breast Cancer Awareness Fund was established in 2021 to address inequities in care for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It also aims to provide education and resources for early detection and help to pay for treatment for those who cannot afford it on their own. The initiative was developed by Kelly following her own diagnosis of breast cancer in the fall of 2021.
“We know that early detection saves lives, yet so many women still lack access to these resources. It is my hope that as the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund continues to grow, we can make a difference in the lives of many women and ultimately save lives.”