Successful Bills Passed in Congress

  • Department of Defense (DoD) Breast Cancer Research Program- competitive granting system through the DoD yearly allocations
  • Medicare Demonstration Program –passed 2004 Oral anti-cancer drugs covered by insurance companies
  • Breast and Cervical Treatment Act- passed 2001- allows Low-income, uninsured and under-insured women coverage for treatment once diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. (In NJ- law is NJCEED – New Jersey Education and Early Detection Program)
  • Medicare Clinical Trial coverage-passed 2000 established a guarantee that routine care costs are covered by insurance when they enroll in a clinical trial.
  • Drive-by Mastectomy Law-  (NJ)established that women be entitled to a 2 night stay in the hospital post mastectomy.

Efforts Endorsed by the SJBCC

  • Guaranteed Access to quality healthcare regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Breast Cancer and the Environment which would provide grants to multi-disciplinary research centers to study the possible link between the environment, exposures and breast cancer.
  • Fair Access to Clinical trials which would require clinical not only to be registered but also disseminate the outcome of a clinical trial.

Awards

  • The Ultimate Drive BMW Hometown Heroes-2000
  • State of NJ Department of Community Affairs: Wynona M Lipman Award March 31,2005
  • Loyal Heart Award- 2006, 2007
  • Breast Cancer Legislative Guide –endorsed by American Cancer Society-written by Loretta Mikulski

Successful Breast Cancer Programs and Campaigns

  • Walks-Making Strides, Race for the Cure, Komen 3 day, Making a Difference
  • Our Environment, Our Future – 1999
  • My Own Personal Journey Lecture-LuAnn Cahn – 2000
  • A Night with Peggy Fleming-Lecture – 2001
  • Panera’s Pink Ribbon Day – 2005
  • Annie Sez-Breast Cancer Awareness Day – 2005
  • Strike Out Breast Cancer Bowl-A-Thon
  • Berlin Day Parade honoring those who passed from cancer – 2006
  • Hope for Hearing – 2006-assisted in hearing aids for someone  deaf after treatment
  • Wine tasting Breast Cancer Awareness – 2007
  • Berlin Community School Breast Cancer Awareness – 2009
  • Dance for the Cure 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Mother-Daughter Breakfast and Tea Breast Cancer Awareness Day – 2011
  • Pink Porches Month-October honoring those who are living and passed from breast cancer 2011 – 2016
  • Washington Twp St.Augustine Prep School Night at the Ballgame Breast Cancer Awareness – 2011
  • Ramblewood County Club Breast Cancer Day – 2012
  • Pamper Yourself Pink –True Salon – 2012
  • Pep Boys Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show – 2013
  • Prison Breast Cancer Awareness – 2014 – incarcerated women learn about breast health – 2014,2015
  • Post Office Breast Cancer Awareness Day – 2014
  • Hamilton Hilton Gardens Pink Games – 2014
  • Joy of Living Yoga – 2014 – 2016
  • Bunco for Breast Cancer – 2014 – 2015
  • Pink Sugar Cocktail Party – 2013 – 2015
  • Meatball Mania – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Hope Starts Here –Connor, Stron & Buckelew Insurance – 2015
  • Survivors Always in Style Fashion Show-  2016 – 2017