June 15, 2020
Dear Sir or Madam,
We are requesting support for our virtual Walk for Women’s Cancers. In conjunction with Bergen County Technical Schools and Holy Name Medical Center, the walk—which will be publicized nationally—will be hosted in Paramus, New Jersey, on Septem-ber 13, 2020, and will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a speech from the mayor of Paramus. Event proceeds will support women’s cancer research and help fill the gaps in cancer care that have been made worse by COVID-19 (i.e., transportation services, food pantry pro-grams, psychosocial support programs). The Lewin Fund to Fight Women’s Cancers is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID 46-1628320) dedicated to combating the serious challenges facing one in three women and their families – Cancer.
What separates us from other non-profits is our commitment to passing every dollar directly to the people we serve. In contrast to others, our board is entire voluntary—not one person at The Lewin Fund takes a salary in order to ensure your donation has maximum impact. Every donation is a chance to change a woman’s life and we take that very seriously. To reach our goal of ending women’s cancer we are committed to programs specializing in:
Quality of Life Improvement
We invest in grassroots programs that directly impact and educate women battling cancer, their families, and their communities. For example:
BOLD Brothers/Sisters Program—We fund a peer support and education program for Bronx youth and young adults who are caring for their mothers and grandmothers with cancer through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This program helps reduce isolation and promotes adaptive coping skills, self-esteem, and social functioning.
Woman to Woman Program—We fund this exemplary and innovative support program which assists women and their families facing gynecologic cancer by providing peer-to-peer specialized support, counseling, and emotional assistance.
Transportation Program—We fund transportation services to assist underserved gynecologic oncology patients in getting to their chemotherapy and related appointments.
We educate women, families, and communities about cancer prevention and detection through lectures, special events, and work-shops. For example:
Wellness Symposia—We host free quarterly symposia to educate the community about cancer prevention, healthy lifestyles, and wellness strategies. These programs have now been moved to a virtual platform in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latina Women’s Events—We host a number of events, including an annual symposium designed to support and educate the Latina community about women’s cancers and cancer prevention.
We sponsor pioneering research projects that improve the quality of life for survivors and their families and bring us closer to finding cures. For example, our recent research partners include:
Next Generation Sequencing of Ovarian Cancer—Genetic sequencing of a rare form of ovarian cancer by an international group of investigators, with lead researcher from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Research Trials and Translational Studies at the Dana Farber-Cancer Institute.
At the Lewin Fund, we know that when a woman has cancer, it affects everyone in her world. Though our mission focuses on women’s cancers, cancer is not just a woman’s issue. It involves families, partners and friends.
We invite you to get involved and donate to our cause. Please visit our website at www.thelewinfund.org.
Join us in our fight!
SHARYN N. LEWIN, MD
PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
322 West 52nd Street
PO Box 2303
New York, NY 10101