The JD Breast Cancer Foundation was named to honor Jacqueline Dobransky, a vibrant young woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 and who passed away just one short year later in 1998. During her illness, Jacqueline unsuccessfully sought resources and support that could help her both cope with her illness, and make decisions unique to those in her age group with this disease. In her memory, Jacqueline’s family and friends started the JD Breast Cancer Foundation with the goal of providing resources to younger women in Northern Ohio undergoing treatment for breast cancer. In the last 15 years, the Foundation has provided support groups, financial assistance, referral sources, information resources, community outreach, and legal assistance to help ease the burden of the disease.
In order to best serve the Northeast Ohio community, the JD Breast Cancer Foundation has adapted over the last 15 years as community needs have changed and other great organizations have thrived. The Foundation currently focuses on providing short-term financial assistance to qualified individuals in Northern Ohio undergoing active treatment for breast cancer and inspiring those who have been touched by breast cancer.
Many members of our Board of Directors have family and friends who are cancer survivors or who have lost their battle and recognize the importance of compassion and support. We are passionate about helping our clients in whatever way possible to pick them up and help them move forward today and tomorrow.