Hello Franklin! Sisters Network of Central Jersey will host events to spread Breast Cancer Awareness
Post Date:10/04/2018 10:32 AM
Sisters Network of Central Jersey will host events to spread Breast Cancer Awareness
Sisters Network of Central Jersey (SNCNJ), a Franklin Township-based Breast Cancer Awareness organization, will host two fundraisers: the 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk, and the 15th Annual Pearl Grace Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit women entering different stages of breast cancer.
The 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk will commence on October 6, 2018 at Colonial Park, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset. The 5K Run will start at 9:00 am and the 1-mile walk will start at 9:20 am. The 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk is an event where walkers, joggers, volunteers, and vendors raise money for memorial, medical, and transportation services for breast cancer victims and their families. Part of the money raised will go to the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (B-CAP). B-CAP provides emergency breast cancer related services to women during their chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
The 15th Annual Pearl Grace Memorial Golf Tournament pays tribute to Pearl Grace, SNCNJ co-founder, who succumbed to breast cancer. The Tournament will commence on Monday, October 8th at 9:00 am at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough. Registration begins at 7:30 am followed by a continental breakfast, lunch reception, and awards at 2:00 pm. The Tournament will also raise funds for transportation and rent payment assistance for breast cancer victims and their families.
“We help women where they need help. One woman experienced extreme heat from chemo and needed an air conditioner, another woman needed rent payment assistance,” says Dorothy Reed, president and co-founder of SNCNJ. “They can’t miss a day of work, life gets in the way, and they die more.”
According to the American Cancer Society, 43% of African American women die from breast cancer compared to 23% of their Caucasian counterparts each year. African American women die from breast cancer for a variety of reasons: they have little or no awareness about breast cancer, poor nutrition, or unaffordable cost of cancer treatments.
For more information about upcoming events or to register for an event with the Sister’s Network of Central New Jersey, please visit their site at: http://www.sncnj.org.