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Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County receives grant

Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County has received a $5,000 grant from the Members 1st Charitable Foundation.

“The Members 1st Charitable Foundation is proud to support Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County,” said Sara Firestone, foundation executive director. “We are committed to supporting local, grassroots organizations to make communities stronger, healthier and more financially sound.”

In addition to receiving the grant from the Members 1st Charitable Foundation, members of the credit union support the Breast Cancer Support Services’ annual Pink Passion for Fashion Show and Hear Our Voices Team Holly 5K.

Michele Reinert, Breast Cancer Support Services executive director, said the organization is grateful for the partnership and generous support.

“The grant provided by the Members 1st Charitable Foundation will provide funding that will allow us to continue to offer programs to breast cancer survivors that raise spirits, provide relaxation, reduce boredom, help relieve depression, divert their minds from medical situations, provide creative stimulation, give creative satisfaction and help them to communicate their feelings with their loved ones and medical team,” she said.

In July, Breast Cancer Support Services begins its 30th year of service to the community. The organization is a survivor-driven organization that provides hope, emotional support, education and resources to every person affected by breast cancer.

Since its inception in 1994, it has raised 100% of its operating budget annually as all of its programs, services and resources are provided at no charge to survivors, their family members and caregivers.


Source: Berkshire mont

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