Jewish Family Service Receives Grant to Provide Transportation to Low-income Breast Cancer Patients
San Diego CA— Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the San Diego Professionals Against Cancer (SDPAC), a group of volunteers dedicated to raising money to support local nonprofits fighting against cancer, to support breast cancer patients in need.
Through its partnership with Susan G. Komen, JFS’s breast cancer patient care managers work together with low-income, underserved breast cancer patients to determine their needs, provide guidance and support, and help connect them with valuable resources.
“One of the biggest challenges for our breast cancer clients is a lack of transportation,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “Many patients report not being able to get to medical appointments because they are too sick to drive themselves or take public transit. The SDPAC’s grant helps continue our efforts to support those patients in need.”
With the funds, JFS will be able to provide more than 380 one-way rides to 150 breast cancer patients whose lives depend on receiving medical treatments.
About Jewish Family Service
Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for individuals and families working to build better lives. Operating throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley, the agency’s integrated services are focused around three goals: Empower Individuals & Families to Move Toward Self-Sufficiency, Support Aging With Dignity, and Foster Community Connection & Engagement. Many people first turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as job coaching or transportation, and that first contact often leads to a wide range of services, including counseling, education, nutritious meals, social connection, and more. To get help, volunteer, or to learn how JFS empowers change in our community, visit www.jfssd.org.
About San Diego Professionals Against Cancer
San Diego Professionals Against Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to generating monies for cancer research, patient treatment, and services through fundraising events such as its flagship event, the San Diego Festival of Beer. SDPAC is comprised of local area professionals who volunteer their time, energy, and resources to organize local social events with the mutual goals of raising money for charity, benefiting corporate sponsors, vendors, donors, and creating a source of entertainment for the local community. To learn more, visit http://sdpac.org.