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DONOR SPOTLIGHT

Supporting Women's Health

What do TD Bank and Susan G. Komen North Jersey have in common? They both support BVMI's Women's Health Initiative!

 

Nearly 60% of BVMI's patients are women. Part of BVMI's Women's Health Initiative means ensuring all women receive age-appropriate care from pap tests to mammograms. Generous support from TD Bank and Susan G. Komen North Jersey helps ensure our practitioners are able to do just that!

Making a Difference Right Where You Are

Mike Armellino's involvement with BVMI began when he bumped into his neighbor, Sal Chazan, at the mailbox more than 10 years ago.  Sal, one of BVMI's founders, so impressed Mike with his description of BVMI that Mike wrote a $5,000 check to help get the idea off the ground. A subsequent lunch with Sal and Sam Cassell resulted in another generous donation, and Mike became a member of BVMI's Founders Circle.

Time AND Treasure

Richard Alva might have had a very long commute! He discovered BVMI when he still lived in Chicago; when he moved east to study medical interpreting at NYU last September, he began volunteering at BVMI to practice his new skills.

Inspired by our Partners

A shout out to our good friends who made this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Party possible - J&J State Street Pharmacy, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, and Alementary Brewing Co. 

2X the ♥

BVMI is feeling the love from the Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation. A few weeks ago, we received exciting news: the Foundation not only approved our grant application but decided to DOUBLE its investment!

Support from BCSF goes toward BVMI’s Women’s Health Initiative, specifically to help fund the nurse navigator position. Vicky Fliman, RN, provides education on breast health and cancer prevention for women patients, and helps them schedule – and ensures they get – prescribed tests like mammograms.

 

“Our women patients are so concerned about the health and well-being of their family members that they often put their own health last,” says Vicky. “Education and screening are crucial to early detection and it’s one of many ways we can make sure our patients stay healthy.”

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