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The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to partner with Trinitas Regional Medical Center for the greater Elizabeth New Jersey community. With the most up-to-date equipment and services available, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center is staffed with board-certified bilingual specialists who are dedicated to provide the very best in breast health care — from screening to diagnosis to treatment.
For additional information or a referral, please call 908-994-5984. Also, please feel free to inquire about education classes, lectures and support groups.
In 2009, New Jerseyite Cheri Ambrose discovered a close male friend was battling breast cancer. Embarrassed and horrified he had a “woman’s disease,” he refused to make his diagnosis public. Cheri decided to begin a personal mission to raise male breast cancer awareness nationwide.
Ambrose formed one of the first male breast cancer organizations, The Blue Wave, to spread her message locally in New Jersey. The same year, she got then New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to declare the third week in October “Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week” and proceeded to in get more than 30 other governors to follow suit.
In 2013, Ambrose founded The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) along with male breast cancer survivor Bret Miller of Kansas City. Today they are bringing together a diverse consortium of breast cancer organizations and gathering stories from countless male breast cancer survivors around the world building advocacy and awareness campaigns.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, breast cancer patients are still facing their breast cancer journey and are more vulnerable than ever. That’s why the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) will be focused on being a voice for them in the coming weeks and months. Whether navigating changes in our healthcare systems or addressing the challenges in an uncertain economy, breast cancer patients and their families need our help now.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund to support the patients who are most challenged during this time. The funds will go towards life-saving patient navigation services and support for our hospital partners on the front lines of treating breast cancer patients during this pandemic. Our ongoing support and funding is needed to ensure the most vulnerable patients have a voice and access to care.