WEST ISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION FOR LONG ISLAND INC

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Location: PO Box 247 W Islip NY 11795 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member for almost 10 years, President for a little over 3 years. The reason I got involved is simple. All the money that is raised goes to every woman in West Islip and on Long Island in the areas where there are no Coalitions. It is a totally volunteer organization and none of the Board Members get paid. There are no big administrative salaries!
The reward is to help these women, and men, to make their time going through this difficult time, is payment enough for all of us. If it was not for the most generous community we would not be able to do such wonderful things. I urge you to join us and see what wonderful things we do for the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would be happy to close the doors because there was no need. Wouldn't that be wonderful? There is nothing I would change right now, I just am grateful for all the wonderful Board Members who dedicate their life to the cause, and to those who donate.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I personally got involved when several of my very close friends got Breast Cancer. I began by just helping the organization get prizes for raffles to raise money for the Lend A Helping Hand program. Which is a program that provides services to women going through Breast Cancer, such as wigs, prosthesis, house cleaning, food, medical copayments, etc. I seen how my friends were financially suffering by not working, which added stress to their lives while receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment. I was then invited to join the board and I took over running the major fundraiser for the Coalition each year and it has been growning since then. I am now President of the Coalition and I am striving to raise as much money as possible to aid the cause. We make sure that all the money we raise stays right here in our local community to fund the services needed. The Board members are all non paid volunteers. Winning this giveaway would enable us to help even more breast cancer patients, making their lives a little easier. Please write a favorable review for us... Thank you!

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My experience has been most rewarding. I personally see people I know, both friends and neighbors that have been helped. I also personally experienced how grateful each person is for the help we provide that they want to give back and help others that were in their situation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change that I would like to see is that Breast Cancer was eraticaded, and there would be no need for a Coalition like this to exist. I also know that prevention is the cure, the more we have awareness, the more changes can take place.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with this organization for a short time now and in only a short time, I have seen great things. This organization has touched more people's lives in a short time than most connect with in a lifetime. They are a wonderful group of people whose only concern is helping others.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2009 when I underwent a lumpectomy. A friend of mine who was associated with the organization was right by my side the whole time. She had gone through a similar procedure and made sure that I was aware every step of the way.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

fill their account with a lot of money so that they could they could truly help people to the level they desparately want.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition is committed to educating and providing assistance for all families in the the West Islip community affected by this dreaded disease!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I volunteered to help the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition's commitment to educating the community about prevention and detection of breast cancer after my mother was diagnosed with stage 2, and my wife underwent lumpectomies twice. The WIBCC provided assistance for my family during these difficult times and this is my way of paying it forward to help other families attacked by this dreaded disease.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Automate email communications to continually provide updates on the progress of breast cancer cure research.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Mother and wife received assistance and counseling from the WIBCC

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Funding for their Lend A Helping Hand program.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Establish a sustainable funding program for assisting women with breast cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with this wonderful group after I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. They were there to support me and provide direction and help answer questions. I felt I needed to give back and be helpful to anyone else who was going through what I went through. This volunteer group works so hard to raise funds to use to help people with our Lend a Helping Hand program. Our concern is to help our neighbors right here and try to ease any issues they are going through. We are here for you!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping provide bras, camisoles, wigs and any items needed by people who are going through Breast Cancer treatments.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone the board of directors, they work exceptionally hard to raise money to help our neighbors!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and did not know where to turn. I was scared and ignorant and they were there to comfort and help me.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Raise money to purchase needed items for women in chemo who need wigs, camisoles, housekeeping, transportation and food because they cannot do it at this time.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To have enough funds to help every person in need in our neighborhood and the surrounding areas.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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