Focus on Health for the Holidays

By Southwester Staff Each holiday season, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) focuses on breast cancer and its impact on the family, children, and the survivor. The TDJBCF also works to raise greater awareness about reducing one’s risks for developing the disease, early detection, mammography screening, adherence, and genetic counseling and testing.  Join […]

November Breast Cancer Support Group to Focus on Survivors with Disabilities, Men’s Health 

 By Southwester Staff Since 2018, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) November support group meeting has been dedicated to breast cancer survivors with disabilities. This month, the tradition will continue, and it will be supplemented by a focus on Men’s Health Awareness Month, as the Movember Foundation uses the month to bring awareness […]

Black, Latino Communities Come Together for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Southwester Staff  On Wednesday, October 20, the Southwest-based Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) will join Nueva Vida, Inc., a culturally sensitive cancer support network for Latino families in the DC area, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The virtual event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature remarks from Dr. Alejandra Hurtado […]

Real Men Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

 By Southwester Staff This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jamal O. Jones has joined the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign and will raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink every day of October.  Jones aims to raise $2,500 to support research and local patient programs. As the […]

Party with a Purpose Marks Anniversary for Breast Cancer Fund

 By Regina D. Blye On Wednesday, September 15, distinguished guests virtually celebrated the ninth anniversary of the founding of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) and the 69th birthday of the founder. Thanks to CSG Urban Partners’ sponsorship, a safe space was created for guests to learn unfiltered facts about COVID-19, surviving breast […]

June Meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group

Photo caption: Reverend Dr. Beryl E. Dennis Photo caption: Mandi Pratt-Chapman Photo caption: Left to right, standing: Jacque Perry, Sylvia Jackson, Thelma D. Jones, Angela Henderson, and Anthia Peters; Seated, center: Sheri Denksohn-Trott Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones showing off her Nationals apparel. Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones presenting a gift to Mandi Pratt-Chapman. Photo caption: William “Bill” Kaemmer […]