Breast Cancer 101 Event Reaches Community

By Southwester Staff On Monday, July 11, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), in collaboration with James Creek Resident Council, Syphax Gardens Resident Council, GOODProjects and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) hosted Breast Cancer 101 at River Park in Southwest DC. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Friends of […]

Join Us for An Evening with Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

By Thelma D. Jones and Lisa Simms Booth Are you interested in learning more about the power of cancer programs, patient navigation and the impact of connection on healing? If so, join the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) as they welcome “An Evening with Smith Center for Healing and the Arts” on Wednesday, […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Hosts Guests from Local Universities

By Southwester Staff The May meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) Support Group welcomed Dr. Julie E. Bauman, newly appointed Director of the George Washington University Cancer Center, who spoke virtually from Arizona. Delivering a thought-provoking presentation which included personal stories, Bauman acknowledged that her career was shaped by her parents […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Celebrates 12th Anniversary

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) recently celebrated its 12th Anniversary of the TDJBCF Support Group, and National Minor- ity Health Month, via Zoom and Face- book live. Thought leaders in the cancer community joined to discuss the National Minority Health Month theme Give Your Community a Boost! The theme focuses on the […]

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 […]

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 […]