RH: What do you want people to know about your organization?
CD: I would like people to know that the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health is a Philadelphia-based foundation and global think tank acting as a catalyst to advance breast and prostate cancer research and treatment. We are committed to fighting breast and prostate diseases by raising funds, which will be applied to research, education, and awareness initiatives. Our events enable us to raise substantial resources to aid in our efforts to help beat these diseases.
RH: What was your first impression of your organization?
CD: I first thought, “Wow, they really have it together!” When I realized all that they do for the Delaware Valley Community, I was glad to be a part of the team.
RH: What influenced you to work with organization?
CD: I’ve always loved what the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health does, and I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to work for an organization that would help make a difference in people’s lives. When I met with the team, and saw their dedication and passion for what they do, I knew this was definitely something I wanted to be a part of.
RH: What has surprised you most about working with your organization?
CD: How truly dedicated they all are, and how much they care. Their energy and passion for the cause is contagious. I go home at night excited about what I am doing.
RH: What do you find most challenging about working for your organization?
CD: The challenging aspect right now is sponsorships. Corporate sponsorships have gone down just by the mere state of the economy.
RH: Who are some of the interesting people you’ve met while working for your organization?
CD: The most interesting people to me are the people we help in the community. When you speak to them, and they tell you about their life, and how we may have played a part, it is very touching.
RH: What do you think will change about your organization or its causes in the next five years?
CD: We will have reached many people through awareness and education with our outreach.
RH: What would I say to someone thinking about donating, volunteering, etc?
CD: I would tell them to just do it! Whatever they do, no matter how small or grand, it will help to make a difference in someone’s life. The reward you get far exceeds the effort you put in!
The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health was founded in 1990 by Shelley Schwartz in response to the increasing incidence of breast cancer. The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health is now a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for clinical research, education, and public awareness of breast and prostate cancer. Since the charity was founded, it has gained regional, national, and international recognition as a major source for public awareness of breast and prostate cancer related issues. For more information about The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health, visit www.fbph.com or “Like” FBPH on Facebook.