Community Partners and Collaborators

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” — Helen Keller

“We must change the culture — in research labs and cancer hospitals, insurance companies and the biopharmaceutical industry, philanthropy and advocacy, and the federal agencies — and come together to break down silos and form new collaborations to bring new hope to patients and their families.” Former US Vice President Joe Biden, the Biden Cancer Initiative.

The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) continues to identify entities and individuals to work with in pursuit of our mission to serve more residents, especially those in the historically underserved communities. As a result, the TDJBCF has collaborated with major cancer centers and hospitals, public and private sector entities, faith-based institutions, community-based organizations, nonprofits, schools, individuals and with the media to achieve our mission.

We are grateful to the many organizations and individuals who have contributed to our mission and vision. Below is a list of organizations and individuals that we have partnered or collaborated with extensively in this regard.


Lucille Adams-Campbell, PhD
Yoan Anguilet, PhD
Pamela J. Bradley
Michael Brookings, U.S. Air Force Veteran, Survivor & Advocate
Drs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & Ikemba Iweala
Philanthropist Lavern Chatman and Lorraine Nagy, RN, MPH
Shanti Norris
Bonita Pennino
Dale MacIver
Carole O’Toole
Carla Williams, PhD
Peggy Cooper Cafritz (deceased)

District Government

Charles Allen, Ward 6, DC City Council

Anita Bonds, At-Large, DC City Council
Elissa Silverman, At-Large, DC City Council

Advisory Neighborhood Commission-6D
Department of Health
Department of Recreation (Young Ladies on the Rise)
Commission on Persons with Disabilities and DC Office of Disability Rights
Department of Employment Services
(Mayor Barry Youth Leadership Institute)

(Mayor Barry Youth Leadership Institute)
Public Schools (Amidon-Bowen Elementary and Jefferson Middle School Academy in SW DC)

Public Housing Complexes (James Creek, Greenleaf Gardens Midrise Apartments, Syphax Gardens and 1200 Delaware Avenue, SW)


AARP’s Southwest Waterfront Chapter #4751
Black Benefactors
Community Wellness Alliance
DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Friends of Southwest DC
National Congress of Black Women
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Southwest Neighborhood Assembly
Southwest Renaissance Development Corporation
State Department Federal Credit Union (Ft. McNair Branch)
Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage
Durham College Alumni Association
Ward 7 Health Alliance
World Bank Group
World Bank Group-IMF Staff African American Association


The Hill Rag
The Southwester
The Afro-American
The  Washington Informer
East of the River

Hospitals and Cancer Centers

Howard University Cancer Center
Howard University Hospital
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center
George Washington Cancer Center

Cancer Organizations

American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Breast Care for Washington, DC
Georgetown Lombardi Capital Breast Care Center
Susan G. Komen
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation

Federal Government

The White House (Obama Administration)
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Private Sector

ER Bacon Development
Safeway (SW Waterfront)
JMA Solutions
Ford Motor Company
Washington Nationals Baseball Club

Faith Based

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church Health Ministry
Union Temple Baptist Church


Iva Jean Ambush, Survivor & Jazz Vocalist
Elaine Graves, Advocate
Glenda Cousar, RN, BSN, OCN
Kristen Berset-Harris, Survivor & Advocate
Anthia Peters, Survivor & Advocate
Vyllorya Evans, Advocate
Sylvia Jackson, Survivor & Advocate
Seneeya Jenkins Yates, Advocate
Denise K. Triplett, Survivor & Advocate
Sheri Denkensohn-Trott, Esq, Survivor & Advocate
Elisabeth Brown, Advocate & Photographer
Walter D. Small, The Vibrations
Angela “Angie” Walker, Survivor & Advocate
Kathy L. DeBoe, Advocate

Pro Bono Service

Richard O. Kennedy, II, CPA
Donald M. Temple, Attorney
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