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LOWELL SUN 10/30/22
Lowell general cancer center and Ellie fund collaboration supports breast cancer patients
Lowell General social workers make a concerted effort to learn more about patients soon after diagnosis to get them referred to the Ellie Fund as early as possible
WCVB CITY LINE 10/23/22
Black-white disparity in breast cancer
Boston ranks 5th in Black-White disparity in breast cancer mortality out of 41 major cities. Nekia Clark, Director of Patient Services and Outreach at the Ellie Fund and joins us to talk about services offered to support women of color going through breast cancer treatment.
METROWEST DAILY NEWS 10/23/22
SPILKA: ELLIE FUND DETERMINED TO REDUCE EQUITY GAPS IN TREATING BREAST CANCER
Along with pumpkins and foliage, you have likely noticed a lot of pink this month. That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, Senate President Karen Spilka and the Ellie Fund have joined together to make the public aware of the inequities that begin to mount after a breast cancer diagnosis — and how you can help close that health equity gap.
EAGLE TRIBUNE 10/12/22
Nonprofit's initiative aims to improve access to care
For the past two years, the Equitable Pathways to Breast Cancer Care Initiative has continued to break down health care barriers that have been a burden to scores of minority patients.
KATIE COURIC MEDIA 10/8/22
Ellie Fund board member and volunteer featured in katie couric wake-up call newsletter
“Being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer was difficult and overwhelming, but the experience made me reevaluate how I spent my time,” writes Nancy Wright, Ellie Fund Board Member.
BROCKTON ENTERPRISE 10/7/22
BROCKTON NURSE'S FAMILY WAS HIT WITH THREE CANCER DIAGNOSES. NOW SHE HELPS OTHERS.
Through the years of receiving grocery gift cards through Ellie Fund, Kim Cottingham said she wanted to give back to the organization that had given so much to her. “I just keep thinking, ‘Once I’m done, I can give back,'” she said.
PAGE SIX 10/6/22
'MEAN GIRLS' STAR JONATHAN BENNETT GETS MAMMOGRAM FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
He may wear pink on Wednesdays, but on Tuesday, Jonathan Bennett went for a mammogram.
The “Mean Girls” star took to Instagram in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to document his breast exam at Shin Imaging Center in Los Angeles.
FOXBORO REPORTER 8/24/22
FOXBORO COUPLE RUNS FALMOUTH ROAD RACE FOR ELLIE FUND
Jason and Nicole Flood ran the annual Falmouth Road Race Sunday for more than the exercise and the scenic route. They were proudly running for the breast-cancer organization the Ellie Fund, which helped support their family when Nicole received a breast-cancer diagnosis while seven months pregnant and with a toddler at home.
SWELLESLEY REPORT 8/19/22
Wellesley natives running falmouth road race for ellie fund
A group of childhood friends from Wellesley scattered across different colleges reunite to run the 50th Anniversary Falmouth Road Race on August 21.
STOP & SHOP GIVE LOCAL 7/9/22
GIVING BACK LOCALLY
STOP & SHOP SITS DOWN WITH ELLIE FUND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR WORK AND HOW THEY HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THE GROCERY CHAIN’S GIVING PROGRAMS
WOMEN'S FUND OF ESSEX COUNTY AWARDS $250K IN GRANTS TO NONPROFITS
The grants will go to 34 North Shore organizations the fund said help transform the lives of women and girls throughout Essex County.
WCVB CHANNEL 5 6/17/22
WCVB ANCHORS, REPORTERS TAKE PART IN 5 FOR ELLIE FASHION SHOW
A fun annual event for a good cause. The 5 for Ellie fashion show Tuesday night at The Shops at Chestnut Hill raised money for the Ellie Fund.
Boston Globe 5/5/22
ELLIE FUND OFFERS A HELPING HAND TO THOSE FIGHTING BREAST CANCER
Organizations like the Ellie Fund step in to help make patients feel “full again” by providing financial and social assistance to lessen the burden of getting consistent treatment.
Global women's health leader hologic supports new ellie fund breast cancer intiative
Ellie Fund, a Needham-based nonprofit dedicated to providing essential services to breast cancer patients, has received $110,000 from the medical technology innovator Hologic for its Equitable Pathways to Breast Cancer Care Patient Self-Referral Platform.
WCVB Chronicle 3/24/22
Ellie Fund and Dimock Health Center work together to provide support services to breast cancer patients.
When was your last breast cancer screening?
A Massachusetts mother shares her breast cancer treatment journey – and hope for the future.
Ellie Fund provides supports for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment.
NORTON NEIGHBORHOOD USES HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR BREAST CANCER NONPROFIT
A Needham-based breast cancer nonprofit can thank a tight-knit Norton neighborhood for helping raise funds through their stunning holiday light displays.
How boston doctors are working to get breast cancer screening results to women faster
NBC10 news story
COVID-19 disrupted our health care system in many ways, but because of the pandemic, a new program at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to getting more women screened for breast cancer and getting them their test results faster.
Hospitals, groups focus on inequities in breast cancer treatment
A Letter to the Editor
As a Massachusetts breast cancer organization that provides access to support services for patients in treatment, the Ellie Fund noticed a decline in requests for our services. Why, we wondered? In Massachusetts there are nearly 7,000 new diagnoses yearly. Where were the patients?
Amy Comander is running to support cancer patients impacted by the covid-19 pandemic
Ellie Fund Board Member explains why she was running the Boston Marathon as part of Team Ellie.
“As a breast oncologist, the pandemic has been particularly challenging for my patients with cancer.”
Newton resident named in 2021 commonwealth heroine class
Ellie Fund Executive Director honored with esteemed group of women
Rep. Ruth Balser, D-12th Middlesex, recommended Meredith Mendelson, of Newton, to the Commonwealth Heroine Class of 2021.
North Shore Magazine
The Women's fund of essex county offers grants to 37 north shore nonprofits
Ellie Fund included in the 37 Nonprofits
The North Shore nonprofit awards $250,000 to these organizations north of Boston for their programming that assists local women and girls.
Supporting Your Loved One Through Cancer Treatment
Cancer experts, survivors, and caregivers share advice.
Meredith L. Mendelson, executive director of the Ellie Fund, a need-blind, Mass.-based organization that provides free services to ease the financial burden on cancer patients and families, notes it can be hard for patients to ask for help, especially as time goes on. Metastatic patients could be living with cancer for the rest of their lives.
Needham Wicked Local
Needham Resident Hosts Fundraiser for Ellie Fund
Young Needham resident hosts a unique lemonade/mask stand fundraiser to support Ellie Fund.
Bella Salamone, 9, of Needham, recently put a spin on the traditional lemonade stand by selling 50 masks at her stand in support of the Ellie Fund, a Needham-based breast cancer nonprofit
Georgetown Wicked Local
Georgetown Resident Runs Virtual Boston Marathon
Georgetown resident runs the first ever ‘virtual’ Boston Marathon, fundraising for Ellie Fund.
Zigzagging the streets of Georgetown, Tracey Micue was finally able to complete the 2020 Boston Marathon. Micue has been training for the race since the winter of 2020 when she received her charity number from Ellie Fund, a Needham-based breast cancer nonprofit.
Ellie Fund Volunteer Awarded direct federal random act of kindness award
Wellesley Resident honored with local bank’s kindness award for her work with Needham-based breast cancer charity.
Pam Wohl opened her door thinking an Ellie Fund staff member was there to discuss the volunteer logistics of the upcoming meal delivery to breast cancer patients she coordinates for Wellesley Service League members.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh Press Office
$2 million in boston resiliency fund grants to support the most impacted by covid-19
The new round of grants will support food access during the summer months and domestic violence services
July 2, 2020 – Boston, MA – Continuing his commitment to an equitable recovery for City of Boston Residents most impacted by COVID-19, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee today announced the distribution of nearly $1.9 million to 15 organizations.
Boston Business Journal
Small business backer: Ellie fund breast cancer patients were in crisis before covid-19
Ellie Fund is a non-profit organization serving breast cancer patients, both women and men, in every corner of the Commonwealth
June 3, 2020 –Breast cancer is costlier than other cancers. Even for those who are fully insured and employed, the unanticipated costs add up quickly, rendering many unable to afford life’s basic necessities while they undergo treatment.
The MetroWest Daily News
Ashland, natick swim coach anne meisner running in virtual falmouth road race to raise money for breast cancer patients
Over 13 years later, the ashland and Natick High swim coach still has her cancer diagnosis on her mind.
May 25, 2020 — Natick, MA — Anne Mesiner is used to having to adapt on the fly. In January 2007, Meisner was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time she had a 2-year-old son and a 3-week-old baby boy.
WCVB Channel 5
5 for good: brockton mother and daughter deliver free meals to breast cancer patients
Kim Cottingham and Anya Olmstead volunteer for Ellie Fund through pandemic
March 26, 2020 — Brockton, MA — Two years ago, Kim Cottingham was diagnosed with breast cancer. The mother of four is an emergency room nurse. She is married to a paramedic and said she is not used to feeling vulnerable
The Lowell Sun
Ellie fund wins another oscar
Lights. Camera. Action
March 16, 2020 — On Feb. 9, the Ellie Fund hosted its 24th annual Red Carpet Gala in celebration of the 92nd annual Academy Awards
Ellie Fund teams up with wcvb newscenter 5 for annual oscar viewing party
February 25, 2019 – Copley Square — More than 300 guests attended the Ellie Fund’s Academy Award viewing party, which was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. The 23rd annual Oscar “red carpet” soiree is hosted co-hosted by local ABC Network Outlet, WCVB NewsCenter 5.