The coalition serves 10 senate districts and ten counties including: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.

Senator Pam Helming announced Thursday that the New York State Senate has awarded $300,000 to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.

The funding is expected to assist the BCCR in its continued outreach and services to those impacted by breast cancer in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region.

BCCR Executive Director Holly Anderson said, "We offer sincere gratitude to Senator Helming and our State Senate delegation for securing these funds on behalf of those who are living in the aftermath of breast cancer right here in our region of Upstate New York. This funding ensures that we will be able to continue our support services and educational programming for breast and gynecologic cancer survivors throughout the region who will no longer need to travel to our largest cities for programs and seminars. Healing arts programs, such as Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness & Meditation, as well as educational evening seminars, make a tremendous difference in the lives of so many."

The coalition serves 10 senate districts and ten counties including: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.

The award to BCCR is part of a resolution containing a record $5 million in new funding for women’s health initiatives.