We’ve been busy this past year,
making Lemonade out of Lemons…
K, a divorced mother of 3 children, ages 6, 13 and 21, from the south, was diagnosed with breast cancer a second time.
A Special Ed teacher, K. has used up her sick pay, and has gone into debt. Her ex-husband, a drug addict, pays no alimony. K. has developed an anxiety disorder from the stress and she is having a hard time focusing on her treatment because she is so fearful about the family finances.
The Lemonade Fund awarded K. an emergency financial relief grant to help her get through this difficult time.
W., a young widow from Ethiopia, mother of 2 sons, 16 and 21, diagnosed in 2015 with breast cancer. Has spread and is Stage IV.
W. works to support her sons in any way that she can, as a cleaner, cook, babysitter, etc. Her younger son is in boarding school and her older son is in prison. She cannot work due to her illness, and she has used up all of her savings. She was consumed with worry about how she will pay tuition for her younger son, who helps her on weekends. She has become very depressed and in need of support from any direction.
The Lemonade Fund awarded W. an emergency financial relief grant to help her get through this difficult time.
This is what we do…all year. All over the country…
Since last Rosh Hashanah we have given grants to breast cancer patients from Rosh Hanikra to Eilat. 25% increase in grants over last year.
Please consider making a holiday donation to the Lemonade Fund. We are Israel’s only Breast Cancer Emergency Relief Fund, giving one-time grants to indigent Israeli breast cancer patients while they are in active treatment so they can focus on getting well. Thank you!!!!
Introducing our new International arm…
ISRAEL LEMONADE – לימונדה ישראל…
Since we began work in 2011, the need has only increased. In light of this, the Lemonade Fund has established an International arm, ISRAEL LEMONADE, a registered independent Israeli amuta (charity,) in order to apply for grants from foundations that support women’s health issues around the world and increase our fundraising capacity.
YOU CAN BE PART OF THIS. THERE IS COMPELLING NEED TO:
1. Increase the number of yearly grants. Expand our reach to serve every Breast Center in Israel. (Almost there!)
2. Increase the value of each grant. People simply need more help than we can currently give. If we could raise the amount of our average grant, we would have more impact on the lives of each patient. Our average grant is currently NIS 2100. We would like to raise this to NIS 3500.
3. Long range goal. To expand to help Ovarian Cancer patients as well. These patients need help desperately and we have the system in place. What we lack is funding.
PLEASE JOIN US IN MEETING THESE IMPORTANT GOALS!
ISRAEL LEMONADE wishes to thank Eli Wilchek, Ido Einat and Shneor Ofen of the Law Firm of Cohen, Wilchek and Co. in Ramat Gan, for donating their time, pro bono, to help us register our new amuta!!!! THANK YOU!
The ESRA Lemonade Fund is a vibrant and proud part of ESRA, as one of their welfare funds. We are grateful to all of the staff at ESRA, Terry, Baruch, Sunny, Irene, Anat, Sandra, Adele, Merle and the many volunteers who help us help Israeli breast cancer patients, throughout the year.
Thanks to Danni and Eli and the staff at MyIsrael who support our work year after year.
Finally, thank you to all of our supporters throughout Israel and the world. Without you we could not improve the lives of Israeli breast cancer patients.
Wishing everyone a good new year, filled with health, happiness and blessings. May we go from strength to strength.
The Lemonade Fund/ISRAEL LEMONADE