Fundraising is an important part of any nonprofit organization and, according to a Star-Ledger article posted on NJ.com, the North Jersey chapter of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure surpassed their fundraising goal in 2011 by raising approximately $1.5 million to aid in the fight against breast cancer. Unfortunately, in 2012 the organization did not achieve their fundraising goal.
This year, the North Jersey chapter of the nonprofit national organization has fallen short of their fundraising goal, by about $300,000, partly due to the aftermath of a controversy relating to funding provided to Planned Parenthood. The deadline considered for the North Jersey chapter contributions was July 1, 2012.
The North New Jersey chapter recently awarded $1.2 million in grants to 18 community nonprofit groups within nine New Jersey counties. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised remain within these nine counties and go towards breast cancer diagnoses, screenings, survivor support, and education. The remaining 25 percent of funds are sent to Komen’s national foundation.
Fundraising, research, grants, and other activities of nonprofit organizations are an important part of raising awareness and making scientific progress in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. However, no matter how many strides are made in the treatment of this disease, a patient’s prognosis is worsened if healthcare professionals fail to render treatment which meets the standards of care for the medical industry.
If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a healthcare professional’s failure to diagnose breast cancer, you may be entitled to pursue legal action. Contact the experienced New Jersey failure to diagnose breast cancer attorneys at Blume Forte to determine whether you may have a meritorious claim. For a no-cost consultation, call (973) 635-5400.