Rutgers University Study

Rutgers University looking for young women diagnosed with breast cancer for study.
In 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 9% of all new cases of breast cancer were found in women younger than age 45. These young women often face difficult medical, psychosocial, and financial issues related to their diagnosis and treatment.  Bonnie Jerome-D’Emilia is a nurse researcher at Rutgers Camden School of Nursing, and she is working with doctors at MD Anderson on a study of women who were diagnosed with cancer at 40 years of age or younger. The study involves an interview, all information is confidential, and participants will receive a $50 Amazon gift card for their participation.
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Purchase a Post Mastectomy Pillow and receive 10% Off using code KOKOBALSJBCC

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Meatball Mania 9

Join the South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition at Berlin Brewing Company on January 20th, 2024 for Meatball Mania 9! Don’t miss out on this year’s event featuring a mouth-watering buffet filled with award winning meatballs, salads, snacks, and many other delectable delights. You can also enjoy Live Music by Drinkin’ Outta Cups and a basket auction with fabulous gifts. It’s going to be an event you won’t want to miss!
It’s going to be an event you won’t want to miss!. Adult tickets are $35 per person. Children age 6 to 12 tickets are $15, Under 6 are free.

Exciting Research Opportunity

The University of South Carolina and South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition are partners in an exciting collaboration, Moving Forward Together 4!

This study is aimed at increasing physical activity among women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Visit our website at MFT4Study

The South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition is a non-profit organization, formed in 1996 by a group of survivors concerned with the enormous medical, financial, and social consequences of breast cancer whose mission is to raise breast cancer awareness through education, advocacy, and action to change public policy. The SJBCC is aggressively for new legislation to help and protect those afflicted with breast cancer.

The SJBCC Plan of Action

  • Provide information and education to individuals.
  • Increase public awareness through outreach efforts.
  • Improve access to high-quality breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, care, and clinical trials.
  • Increase the involvement and influence of those living with breast cancer in all aspects of clinical trial design.

The Carolyn J. Ochs
Memorial Fund

The SJBCC has also established a client assistance fund in 2005, the Carolyn J. Ochs Assistance Fund. The fund assists people with financial needs that arise from their breast cancer diagnosis. The fund assists with financial needs such as daycare for children while receiving treatment, gas cards for transportation to treatments, and utility bills. The Fund does not assist with costs outside treatment or medications. Since its inception over $275,000.00 has been donated to grantees. Please call our office at 856-768-9028 if you are in need and we will provide a complete list of criteria. To read our loving tribute to Carolyn, please click here.

Library Dedication

On March 1, 2014, a breast cancer awareness section was added to the Marie Fleche Memorial Library. The section was dedicated in memory of a board member of the SJBCC, Kim Casamassima. Kim lost her relentless battle with stage 4 breast cancer on July 18, 2013. Kim was 49 years young. She devoted herself to researching the incurable disease by attending conferences, visiting doctors across the country, and doing volunteer work. She shared her knowledge and experiences of living with metastatic disease with many survivors and organizations. The books donated to the library were Kim's & the SJBCC collection of books relating to breast cancer. The library is located at 49 South White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009.

Current Statistics

  • New Jersey ranks 8th in the nation for new cases of breast cancer and 3rd in the nation for deaths from breast cancer.
  • There are 298,000 men and women living in NJ with breast cancer.
  • The highest mortality rates remain in the African American population.
  • To see more current statistics on Female Breast Cancer in NJ please click here.

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Meetings are currently held virtually by Zoom at 7 pm.
There will be no meetings during the months of May and December.

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