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2019-2020 Major Grant Beneficiary Announced

posted Oct 8, 2019, 6:53 AM by Beth McCormick

The Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club (MLJWC) is Honored to Announce Our 2019-2020 Major Grant Beneficiary, The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation (YWBCAF)


Mt. Lebanon, PA, October 7, 2019 – “The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that educates, supports and provides small financial grants to women under 45 in Pittsburgh with breast cancer.  We are thrilled with this partnership as not only [is MLJWC] a powerful group of caring women, but you are the exact target we want to speak to regarding breast health,” states Jennifer Kehm, co-founder of the YWBCAF.


“When we were created,” Kehm adds, “the mission was to make sure all women and physicians were aware that young women can and do get breast cancer.  Young women can many times be diagnosed at later states making the challenge much greater.  We lose 116 women a day to breast cancer.  The survivors in their 20s and 30s are often isolated, lonely, saddled with fertility issues, employment issues and medical leave challenges, trying to manage young children and many times are left with a lifetime of financial challenge.”


Founded in July 2005, YWBCAF is deeply committed to bringing breast cancer awareness to women under 45.  To increase awareness, YWBCAF regularly partners with local groups and organizes events during the month of October such as Pink Ribbon Bagels, Lanterns of Hope and PINK OUT events held at local high school athletic functions.


In addition, YWBCAF oversees several different programs, including support groups, funding programs, individual grants and organizational partnerships, that aid and support local young women going through the significant challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis.  YWBCAF also provides a variety of opportunities to connect women with other survivors or counselors.


To honor YWBCAF, MLJWC will hold its major club event, “Viva el Bingo!” with a portion of the proceeds benefiting YWBCAF.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Bethel Park Community Center.  The event co-chairs are Becky Dearing and Jill Loughridge.


This year’s MLJWC board is:


Amy Taylor – President

Aly Chirumbolo – President Elect

Alison Birch – Treasurer

Ashley London – Treasurer Elect

Beth McCormick – Public Relations

Kate McGraw – Recording Secretary

Katie Gullone – Corresponding Secretary

Lorraine May – Membership Chair

Liz Hwang – Programs Chair

Krista Harris – Philanthropy

Lori Keener – Parliamentarian


Information about our grant beneficiary can be found here: