Annual impact report reflects continued growth in requests for assistance
In celebration of GivingTuesday 2022, The DONNA Foundation today released its annual impact report, documenting the Foundation’s work and contributions to the breast cancer community during the 2021-2022 fiscal year (July 2021 through June 2022).
The report reflects a continued increase in requests for assistance received by the Foundation. During the 2021-2022 fiscal year, The DONNA CareLine served 1,891 patients and their families — a 24% increase over the prior year. More than 51% of the patients and families served by the CareLine reported an annual income of less than $24,000 per year.
These metrics demonstrate the link between the continuing financial challenges of living with breast cancer and the current volatility of the economy, including rising interest rates, inflation and the increased cost of basic needs. To address these challenges, The DONNA Foundation delivered $662,165 in financial services including $90,000 in direct financial aid to families in need. In-person programming resumed in 2021, celebrating survivorship, education and awareness, and bringing in much-needed funds to help meet the increased demand.
“Coming back together safely to celebrate survivorship in the 2021-2022 fiscal year was a true honor,” said Amanda Napolitano, Executive Director of The DONNA Foundation. “Looking back at the impact report, we know that the need is higher than ever in our community and across the country. Thankfully, the increased need has been met with the fearless support of our Community and Corporate Partners, Runners, Fundraisers, Volunteers and Donors. The organization is well positioned to continue our efforts as we celebrate our 20th anniversary year.”
Additional highlights from the Annual Impact Report include: