Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

South Florida Cancer Association, Inc.

  • Miami, FL
  • http://www.sflca.org/

Mission Statement

The South Florida Cancer Association provides cancer-related information, assistance, and support to the underserved communities of South Florida.

Main Programs

  1. A Movement, Breath and Self-care Group for people with Lymphedema
  2. The Wheels2Healing Program
  3. KidsCount2
  4. Project Screen
  5. Every Woman Counts
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

The service area our organization covers consists of the following counties of South Florida: Brevard, Broward; Charlotte; Collier; Desoto; Glades; Hardee, Hendry; Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee; Martin; Miami-Dade; Monroe; Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach; Polk, Sarasota; and St. Lucie.  However, we do accept calls and emails from assistance from anyone in need regardless of where they live.  We can not in good conscious refuse someone aid simply because they do not live where we are located.

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Mr. Eddie Dutton

Co Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Ms. Sherry Joseph

Keywords

Self-reported

cancer, cancer assistance, cancer awareness, cancer education, cancer treatment, cancer screening, cancer support, disadvantaged, medical transportation, minorities, oncology, prescriptions, South Flo

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EIN

26-2537043

 Number

0883851440

Physical Address

12550 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 800, #146

Miami, FL 33181

Also Known As

South Florida Cancer Association

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cancer (G30)

Cancer Research (H30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2009, our website provided cancer-related information to over 184,000 people. In 2010, that number climbed to over 232,000. Over 70 colleges and universities in 33 countries have relied upon our site for facts about cancer and its effect on South Florida. To date, over 80 people diagnosed with cancer were provided treatment at little or no cost. Cancer patients in need of transportation received it. In April of 2010, the SFLCA assumed sponsorship of “A Movement, Breath and Self-care Group for people with Lymphedema” in Boca Raton. This group meets monthly and provides support to 49 breast cancer survivors suffering from this incurable and debilitating malady. Since its beginning, SFLCA's Project SCREEN has provided over 1,100 women residing in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties with early detection breast cancer screening.
The SFLCA actively participates in the Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative, the South Florida Community Cancer Council, the Lifeline Transportation Coalition (LTC) (a membership of national and local organizations, and government agencies dedicated to ensuring cancer patients procure transportation to and from treatment) and the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade. Two of our board are on the Disparities & Community Outreach Core Community Leadership Board sponsored by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Healthcare. Our director is the South Florida Facilitator for the LTC of the American Cancer Society, a member of the Monroe County, Florida, Local Coordinating Board for the Transportationally Disadvantaged, as well as 2 of the boards for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. We are recognized by the National Brain Tumor Society as only one of two cancer organizations in the State of Florida and the only Minority Cancer Organization in the State. The SFLCA was the only cancer organization within the State to partner with the National Council of Nonprofits in support of the Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

A Movement, Breath and Self-care Group for people with Lymphedema

The South Florida Cancer Association sponsors a lymphedema support group in Boca Raton.  The support group provides information, assistance, and support to a group comprised of 49 breast cancer survivors, all of whom suffer from lymphedema, a debilitating illness for which there is no cure.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

9000.00

Program 2

The Wheels2Healing Program

The program is to provide efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportationally-disadvantaged cancer patients.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

27370.94

Program 3

KidsCount2

The program will promote childhood cancer education and awareness, increase the probability that an afflicted child will be diagnosed earlier, and have a higher likelihood of successful treatment and survival.  Information will be available in printed and online media in 5 languages.  Distribution of the printed material will occur year-round with additional emphasis on distribution during the month of August and continuing through September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Information will be on display and available in high traffic retail locations throughout the Florida counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach.  The program will serve 579,956 families with children living in South Florida and deemed successful if 90% of the brochures are circulated within the community.  An additional measure of success will be an increase of 25% or more of hits on the corresponding web page and related links.  Retail locations where the material will be available to the South Florida community will be monitored on a twice-weekly basis and web statistics will be gathered daily.  Monitoring will be the responsibility of the program administrator.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

219282.00

Program 4

Project Screen

The Miami-Dade County Health Department contacted the SFLCA in 2009 seeking assistance from the organization to better provide service to the women of the Miami-Dade and Monroe County communities. Project SCREEN is a service provided to women who otherwise would be unable to afford a mammogram. This program is essential when one considers the staggering statistics released by the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society in its 2010 report indicated that Florida continues to have the second highest incidence rates of cancer in the nation as well as being the second highest in the number of cancer-related deaths. In a 2008 report from the Florida Department of Health, of the 67 counties within the state, Miami-Dade County accounted for over 11% of the state's new breast cancer cases and over 12% of the deaths that resulted due to breast cancer. In the same report, the women of the underserved communities of Miami Dade County will comprise 18% of the state’s expected new cervical cancer cases and more than 11% of its cervical cancer-related deaths.
 

The population served by Project SCREEN is comprised of women residing within the underserved and economically disadvantaged areas of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. There are 2,299,811 women residing in the target area. The breakdown by race is: Hispanic 57%, Caucasian 22%, African American 18%, Asian 1%, Native American 1%, Other 1%.

 

The program provides the client with a doctor's appointment to obtain a prescription for the imaging; the mammogram; a follow up appointment with a doctor if an abnormality is found; and, either additional imaging or biopsy to determine whether further action should be taken.  If the client is found to require treatment, a case worker is assigned who will assist the client to obtain what treatment is necessary.  To alleviate any problems with the participation in Project SCREEN, the client is provided transportation to and from the screening and child care while the client is undergoing examination.

 

Women who qualify for the program obtain service at little or no cost.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Budget

181872.13

Program 5

Every Woman Counts

Every Woman Counts provides cancer-related information to the women our underserved communities of South Florida addressing those cancers principally effecting women such as breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer.  Information covers such areas as who is at risk; how to reduce the risks of being diagnosed with cancer; where screening may be obtained; explanations of the various types of treatment; and where additional information may be obtained.  Cancer-related publications in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, and Brazilian Portuguese are distributed in high-traffic retail locations throughout our South Florida communities  This program promotes cancer awareness; educates the public; and provides information concerning local resources for screening, treatment, and additional information.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

195366.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

The service area our organization covers consists of the following counties of South Florida: Brevard, Broward; Charlotte; Collier; Desoto; Glades; Hardee, Hendry; Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee; Martin; Miami-Dade; Monroe; Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach; Polk, Sarasota; and St. Lucie.  However, we do accept calls and emails from assistance from anyone in need regardless of where they live.  We can not in good conscious refuse someone aid simply because they do not live where we are located.

Funding Needs

The South Florida Cancer Association seeks public assistance in the form of donations, contributions, and grants to meet its program needs and to provide for expansion in the near-future. Our goal for this coming year is to raise in excess of $1,000,000.00 to support and expand our programs and to provide for organizational growth.

Affiliations + Memberships

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South Florida Cancer Association, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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South Florida Cancer Association, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Eddie Dutton

Co Principal Officer

Ms. Sherry Joseph

BIO

Mr. Dutton, is the co-founder of the South Florida Cancer Association.  He held a management and senior staff position with a business consulting firm as well as in the custom apparel industry working with such companies as Aeropostale, Cedar Fair, LP, and Harrahs.  Prior to that he was the director of resources for an outreach ministry in Ocala, Florida.  He is also a Microsoft Business Partner and has worked directly with SAP.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Eddie Dutton, Executive Director, is the co-founder of the South Florida Cancer Association. In early 2008, he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the neck.  While undergoing treatment he met and spoke with a number of other cancer patients and their families. Many of these were disadvantaged economically, culturally, or due to language and they needed information and assistance they were unable to obtain. Better awareness and early screening would have ameloriated his own condition. He and his co-founder, Sherry Joseph, President, established the SFLCA to assist these and others similarly disadvantaged in obtaining the information and assistance they and their families need to get through this ordeal. He has held management and senior staff positions in the custom apparel industry working with such companies as Aeropostale, Cedar Fair, LP, and Harrahs.  He is also a Microsoft Business Partner. Prior to that he was the Director of Resources for an outreach ministry in Ocala, Florida."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Eddie Dutton

No Affiliation

Term: July 2009 - June 2011

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