JOIN US …
OCTOBER 23, 2016 — 8th Annual
Buccleuch Park, New Brunswick.
Registration is now open … Click on the link above!
About The Amy Foundation
Early detection is the best weapon against breast cancer. Join us in the fight against the devastating effects of breast cancer.
The Amy Foundation was created in 2007 with a special purpose: to increase early detection of breast cancer among women in central NJ who are without the financial means to obtain mammograms, diagnostic procedures, and genetic testing, and to work with professionals in the field to help women in detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages.
To date, The Amy Foundation has raised approximately $550,000 and has helped more than 3,000 uninsured and under-insured women receive screening mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services when screenings have suggested the possibility of breast cancer. Mammograms help doctors “see” breast cancer before a lump can be felt, when the cure rates are nearly 100%.
These vital life-saving procedures are made possible to women throughout central New Jersey through The Amy Foundation partnerships and programs that began with Saint Peter’s University Hospital and later expanded to include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.
Also, in February 2016, The Amy Foundation Board of Trustees approved a partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (RCINJ), a nationally renowned research facility in central New Jersey that is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and care of patients with cancer, transforming science into clinical practice. Breast cancer can run in families due to mutated genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2 that have been passed down from either the mother or the father. Unfortunately, BRCA testing is expensive. The Amy Foundation will provide support to RCINJ for women at high genetic risk for breast cancer but have no federal or commercial health insurance available to them and are unable to undergo BRCA testing due to financial hardship.
These partners identify women in need of early detection measures but cannot afford them; The Amy Foundation provides support made possible through the generosity of community members who understand the need to detect this disease early when it is most treatable.
The Amy Foundation hosts two annual events – The Bike Ride for Amy and The Walk for Diane — to raise support, and gifts and grants have been received from generous individuals, corporations, private foundations, organizations, and associations throughout the area who share our mission to assist a growing number of women in need of such procedures.
The two current events of The Amy Foundation include:
The Bike Ride for Amy – THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS EVENT — scheduled for June 4, 2017 — (Mark your calendars!). This is an annual spring event that offers four routes of participation – a 15-mile run / 25-mile / 35-mile / and a 50-mile run – beginning from South Brunswick High School. The bike ride helps The Amy Foundation fulfill its mission to provide early detection measures for uninsured and under-insured women throughout central NJ. Visit us here for registration information.
The Walk for Diane – held annually in the Fall — is scheduled for October 23, 2016 in Buccleuch Park in New Brunswick. Walk with us to remember and honor all those whose lives have been or could be affected by breast cancer. Registration is now open!
We hope to see you at the Walk for Diane!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR 2015-2016 EVENTS.
The Amy Foundation Acknowledges Special Thanks to our Generous 2016 Bike Ride for Amy Sponsors:
Executive Property Management
First Property Management Solution
Jefco Equipment Supplies, Inc.
Drucker, Math & Whitman, P.C.
Affinity Federal Credit Union
The Vitamin Shoppe
The Wawa Foundation
Executive Property Management