SPRING IS HERE!
TIME TO DUST OFF THAT BICYCLE … GET IT IN GEAR
FOR A SPECIAL BIKE RIDE THAT WILL BENEFIT MANY!
SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE BIKE RIDE FOR AMY
Help us fight – and win — the battle against breast cancer …
ONE PEDAL AT A TIME!
JUNE 5, 2016
Your ability to ride a bike, your tenacity and strength, your sweat, your determination, and your commitment can help to save a life. Think about the Bike Ride for Amy, which is not a race – it’s just a fun and enjoyable ride for a wonderful cause. Bring a friend – bring a team! — along with you, knowing that your participation can help women throughout our central NJ communities who are not able to afford potentially life-saving early detection measures against breast cancer — when it is most treatable. Help us fight – and win – the battle against the devastating effects of breast cancer.
Register now for the 9th annual spring Bike Ride for Amy scheduled for June 5, 2016 that begins and ends at South Brunswick High School. To register for this exciting and meaningful event, hit the Ride for Amy link above and hit “Register” for more details.
About The Amy Foundation
The Amy Foundation was created in 2007 with a special purpose: to increase early detection measures of breast cancer among women 40 and older without the financial means to obtain screening mammograms and diagnostic procedures, 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 in New Brunswick, NJ, and later expanded to include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick 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.
Early detection is the best weapon against breast cancer. Join us in the fight against the devastating effects of breast cancer.
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 – scheduled for June 5, 2016. 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. Online registration is open — check out Ride for Amy above!
The Walk for Diane – held annually in the Fall — is scheduled for October 23, 2016). In 2015, nearly 200 individuals walked with us to remember and honor all those whose lives have been or could be affected by breast cancer.
We hope to see you at these 2016 events!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR 2015 EVENTS.
SPECIAL THANKS to our generous 2015 Walk for Diane Corporate Sponsors:
The Lackland Companies
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
First Properties Management Solution
Jefco Equipment Supplies