February 2022

"Breast Intentions has helped me recover by taking

away worries and emotional stress, which harms the body

and mind. Their financial support has been heaven-sent."

SAVE THE DATE!  APRIL 30, 2022

We can finally say that the Breast Intentions Gala is back! Please mark your calendars and come celebrate with us as we honor three amazing groups/individuals for the work they do to help further our mission to support breast cancer patients. You can read below about our first honoree, Sue Kiley, Deputy Director, Monmouth County Commissioners.

This is our first fundraiser in a long time and we are so excited to see everyone at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel.  If you are on our mailing list, keep an eye on your mailbox for your invitation. Or, starting in mid-March, purchase your tickets online here!

Read on to see how you can help make our fundraiser a huge success.

Volunteer for the Gala

Do you want to be a part of the excitement of running the gala?  We have just the answer!

A big fundraiser like this doesn't happen without the help of many, many hands!

                   Here are some of the ways you can assist us:

                              - Sell Raffle Tickets

                              - Run Games

                              - Distribute Raffle Baskets To Winners

If you are interested in being part of the action, contact us at info@breastintentions.org

Ring, Ring... A Call For Donations

We are so grateful to the many local business who have

contributed items for our gift auction and Gala.

 

Do you have a local service business and would you like to expand your reach?

 

Services such as pool openings/closings, lawn care, landscaping, handyman services, income tax preparation, home painting, and power-washing are in high demand.

We hope you consider donating a service to our raffle,

and increase your visibility while helping to raise funds for our cause.

Please reach out to 
debbie@breastintentions.org if you are interested in donating

or if you have any questions.

ABOUT OUR HONOREE:

Sue Kiley, Deputy Director,

Monmouth County Commissioners

Commissioner Kiley is serving her second three-year term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. She is the Board Liaison to both the Human Services Department and the Board of Health.

Sue leads the Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Communities Through Services) program, a first-of-its-kind, innovative public/private partnership. Monmouth ACTS brings together County employees from the Department of Human Services and community partners on the Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC), to better the quality of life for Monmouth County residents in need of services.

Prior to joining the Freeholder Board, Commissioner Kiley served on the Hazlet Township Committee since 2014 as a Committeewoman, Deputy Mayor, and Mayor. During her time in office, Commissioner Kiley served on the Land Use Board, Open Space Committee, Environmental and Economic Development Committees, and Recreation Committee. She created programs for seniors, disabled veterans and small local businesses.

Sue has had a successful 30-year career in the healthcare industry before entering the political arena, first as a Registered Nurse and then in healthcare sales. Before retiring, Commissioner Kiley was a Top Producing Vice President in national healthcare sales. The impact of Superstorm Sandy on the Bayshore Community was a pivotal time in Commissioner Kiley's life. It was then that she decided to retire from her national sales job to become more involved in community service, and ultimately run for office.

Commissioner Kiley has volunteered with Breast Intentions since its inception, and currently serves on the Executive Board. She also is an Executive Board Member of The RAINE Foundation. Both Breast Intentions and The RAINE Foundation are local 501(c)(3) charities helping families in our communities. She is on the Executive Board at Mater Dei Prep, and is on the Mater Dei Woman’s Advisory Board as well. She serves as a Board Member of the Monmouth County Board of Health, and is an active member of the Monmouth County and State Federations of Republican Women. Sue is also a volunteer weekly Cantor at her church.

Sue and her husband Gene have resided in Hazlet most of their lives.
They have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

October Fundraiser BONANZA

We have so many partners in this cause and we want to say THANK YOU to the

following for their efforts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021,

in raising nearly $57,000 to help families dealing with breast cancer.

Beacon Hill Ladies Golf Association


Keyport Knights of Columbus #3402 Ladies Auxiliary


Genevieve and Stephanie of GFM and SZ Fitness


NJZins Party in Pink Zumbathon


Lafayette Football's Maws and Paws


Sandy Molon and Tom, of I Am Fitness - Middletown


Perna Dance Studio and Tutus for Tatas


Victoria Collia-Bowman and Tacos for Tatas
at Central Park Bar and Restaurant

 

Jason Lewis and Montclair State University Recreation
 

Anne Colley and Highlights Hair Salon, Hazlet
 

Noreen and Dominic's October Masquerade Party
 

Katie and Matt of Core Fitness
 

Carl Sandberg Middle School, Old Bridge

A Reason to (Amazon) Smile!

Don't forget, you can support us every time you shop online!

Breast Intentions is a member charity of Amazon Smile.

 

Whenever you shop on Amazon, remember to link through Amazon Smile at www.smile.amazon.com. You can then select Breast Intentions as your charity of choice. A portion of your every purchase will be sent to Breast Intentions & you will directly be helping women and their families as they cope with a diagnosis.

 

Now THAT'S a win/win!

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Our Breast Intentions...

Thank you for your generous support. 

Here are a couple of stories about people we have helped BECAUSE OF YOU:

MR is a 32-year-old single mom of two children, ages 8 and 4. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 invasive ductal cancer. She has completed chemotherapy, radiation, and had a double mastectomy. Her expanders failed and one had to be removed. She has severe radiation damage, and lymphedema in her arm. Her complications have led to hospitalizations. She has no income and is denied for disability. MR is looking for a job and trying to care for her children. She is using her credit cards to pay her bills. BECAUSE OF YOU, we were able to pay one month of rent, plus her phone, electricity, and cable bills.

VS has Stage 3 breast cancer and is undergoing radiation after completing her chemotherapy treatment. She has not been able to work and fell behind on her bills. BECAUSE OF YOU, we were able to make payments toward her utility and auto insurance bills. 

JP is a single mother of five children. After her diagnosis, she had a double mastectomy and radiation. One of her implants was pinched during surgery and later collapsed. She had to have them removed and is awaiting another surgery. She was getting benefits through her employer but is no longer employed. She could not afford COBRA and opted into another medical insurance provider. When she did that, her co-pays went through the roof. BECAUSE OF YOU, we were able to help her pay her Radiology co-pay along with her electric bill. She was incredibly grateful for the help.

TG is a mom of several children, whose husband is divorcing her. She has Stage 4 cancer with metastases to the bones. She is no longer able to walk. She received a donated motorized wheelchair, but was unable to afford the battery, which cost $250. BECAUSE OF YOU, we were able to purchase the battery and also provide food cards for her and her children.

The women listed above are very grateful for an organization like ours.

What we know for sure is that we are making a difference – BECAUSE OF YOU.     

                

We are humbled by your generosity. 

Thank you for standing with us. 

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