Since our inception in 2004, LI2DAY has donated over $4 million dollars for community-based programs that provide assistance to Long Islanders affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer does not discriminate. LI2DAY funds programs that encompass multi-cultural, socioeconomic and age-specific populations such as those of young breast cancer survivors. The programs we have funded over the last 9 years have grown to include counseling services specifically designed for children and teens affected by their parent/guardian's breast cancer, as well as Hospice programs that provide comfort and dignity to the patients and their families at the end-stage-of-life.
Together through our diverse beneficiary organizations, we are helping women, men, and their families have a fighting chance against breast cancer.
Lend A Helping Hand and Similar Programs assistedmore than 1,850 families from Manhasset to Montauk Point, providing transportation to/from treatment, meals, housekeeping, childcare, medical expenses, financial assistance, and much more.
Education and Awareness helped more than 350 residents through educational brochures, health fairs, and wellness programs.
Women's Centers apply funds to purchase digital equipment, provide mammograms, and procedures not covered by insurance or for the uninsured - assisting over 31,000 women with early detection and services at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Women's Health & Resource Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Cancer Services Program of Eastern Suffolk at Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital.
Breast Cancer Counseling/Supportfor over 46,500 survivors and their families is provided, as well as, counseling programs specific to children and teens whose parent has been affected by breast cancer.
Self Esteem Aids including wigs, prostheses, bras and more are essential to healing and often are not covered by health insurance, but funds from the LI2Day Walk go towards the purchase of these items.
Acute Financial Aid Programsassisted more than 1,100 families with one-time grants to help with loss of income, mounting expenses, medication, and child care.
Research Grant provides critical start-up funding and continued support for CSHL faculty member Dr. Mikala Egeblad, whose breast cancer research studies will ultimately provide important information that will suggest ways to block the recruitment of myeloid cells to tumors, thus preventing breast cancer metastasis.
Scholarships are awarded yearly to high school seniors who are the children of families affected by breast cancer. 48 Long Island students have received $120,000 in LI2DAY Scholarship Awards.
SOS Programprovide funding or services for those who have lost a loved one to breast cancer including financial assistance to offset the cost of funeral expenses, childcare, housecleaning, and food services.
Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patient Outreach Programsdistribute more than 4,740 gift bags containing vital information resources, seatbelt softeners, books, CD, movie passes, etc.