The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is the recipient of a grant from the Pink Aid-LI Chapter.
News from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program
July 7, 2017
Contact: Lyn Dobrin, 516-997-8545
Pink Aid-LI Grant Provides Help to Uninsured and Underserved Breast Cancer Patients
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is the recipient of a grant from the Pink Aid-LI Chapter. This grant helps fund the salary of a bilingual social worker who provides counseling, patient navigation and support services at Nassau University Medical Center and the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program to uninsured and underinsured Nassau and Suffolk County patients diagnosed with breast cancer. The grant also allows the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program to support non-medical emergent needs for uninsured or underinsured Nassau and Suffolk County patients and their families while undergoing treatment and/or post-operative care for breast cancer. These services include transportation to and from treatment, wigs and other prosthesis, grocery cards and assistance with household bills.
“Pink Aid is proud to support the important assistance offered by Adelphi’s Breast Cancer Program and the bilingual social work and navigation services they provide. We are so pleased that our funding will allow critical support to reach even more women on Long Island,” says Ali Mitchell, the president of Pink Aid Long Island.
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, established in 1980, offers free emotional support and information for breast cancer patients, professionals and the community. The hotline can be reached at 800-877-8077.
Pink Aid’s mission is to help underserved local women survive breast cancer treatment with support and dignity, to provide screening to women in financial need, and to empower breast cancer survivors to heal by helping and inspiring others.
Photo: (Left to Right) Laurie Cohen and Michele Pincus (on both ends) members of the Pink Aid – LI Advisory Council present the award check to Reyna Machado, Hillary Rutter, Angela Papalia and Lois Goetz (staff at the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program). The grant helps bilingual social workers provide counseling, patient navigation and support services at Nassau University Medical Center.
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