As 2018 comes to a close, we are overwhelmed by the support we have continued to receive from our partners and friends this year. The past 12 months at the Ellie Fund have been characterized by growth.
In January 2018, we launched our Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Program which extended the service offerings provided through our existing programs and includes specialized services to address the unique needs of patients diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer. In the first year of this new program, we received 254 applications from Metastatic Breast Cancer patients and we are proud to share that we were able to provide every patient with the critical services that they requested.
In the new year, our goal is to continue the growth that we started in 2018 by providing essential support to 1,000 breast cancer patients through service grants totaling 1 million dollars. We hope that you will continue to partner with us as we move closer to reaching this milestone.
As we look to 2019, we invite you to deepen your connection to the Ellie Fund as we continue to grow. Whether it's getting involved as a
, buying a ticket to the
Red Carpet Gala
, or making a year-end gift to the
, each will help the Ellie Fund continue to provide critical support services to local breast cancer patients and families.
On behalf of all of us at the Ellie Fund and the patients we serve, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support.
Happy holidays to you and your family!
The Ellie Fund Team