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.


Jan Adams

Lucille Adams-Campbell, PhD & Yoan Anguilet, PhD

Pamela J. Bradley

Michael Brookins, 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 (deceased)

Carole O’Toole

Carla D. Williams, PhD

Lori L. Wilson, MD FACS

Tracey Webb, MEd, Philanthropist and Founder, Black Benefactors

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)

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 Business Improvement District

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 Network

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


TDJBCF Junior Ambassadors

Raihanata Barry

Jamal O. Jones

Seneca O. Jones

Derek Tawiah

Hospitals and Cancer Centers

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

Kristen Berset-Harris, Survivor & Advocate

Elisabeth Brown, Advocate & Photographer

Glenda Cousar, RN, BSN, OCN

Christy Hicks, Advocate

Vyllorya Evans, Advocate

Elaine Graves, Advocate

Seneeya Jenkins Yates, Advocate

Andrea Roane, Journalist & Advocate

Walter D. Small, The Vibrations

TDJBCF Ambassadors

Jacqueline Beale, Survivor & Advocate

Regina Blye, Advocate

Sheri Denkensohn-Trott, Esq, Survivor & Advocate

Sylvia Jackson, Survivor & Advocate 

Rodney Minor, Survivor & Advocate

Scarlett S. Small, Advocate

Saundria Stokes Jackson, Survivor & Advocate

Anthia Peters, Survivor & Advocate

Denise K. Triplett, Survivor & Advocate

Angela “Angie” Walker, Survivor & Advocate


Pro Bono Service

Richard O. Kennedy, II, CPA

Donald M. Temple, Attorney

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