Our mission is to address the financial needs of individuals who are diagnosed with Breast Cancer, throughout their recovery and treatment. We commit ourselves to organizing an annual walk to assist people with breast cancer in the greater Gouverneur area, which encompasses St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties, New York.
In 2001, the Gouverneur Business Women Breast Cancer Walk Fund formed a 501-C-3 corporation for the purpose of organizing an annual walk to assist persons diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2014, the organization changed its name to "Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund."
Since the corporation's founding in 2001, our total raised is over $1,200,000.00 and we have served over 650 men and women with their recoveries. (4/8/17)
Payments made to clients may cover transportation, co-pays on prescriptions, co-pays on doctor appointments, insurance deductibles, or treatments or drugs that may not be covered by insurance. Occasionally we pay for the client’s immediate needs like rent, a mortgage payment, a car payment, or utilities.
We make every effort to contact the patient advocate at area hospitals, submit articles to area newspapers and verbally and publicly support people who meet the criteria established for receiving funds raised by our annual walk for breast cancer. This walk assists people with breast cancer in the greater Gouverneur area, which encompasses St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis Counties.