For over 27 years, through tremendous success of
Martha’s Market, In The Pink Tennis Tournament,
and Squash Cancer Squash Tournament,
The Women’s Committee has raised more than
$5.7 million in support of important women’s services at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital such as:
Over twenty years of support has been given for the imaging technology in breast health and care, from mobile imaging, digital mammography, MRI breast imaging, ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy, to most recently, support for 3D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis) to round out the arsenal of cutting-edge early detection and diagnostic tools.
Cancer Resource Center
Oncology-Certified Nurse Navigators provide education materials, resources and support for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
A special resource room for women diagnosed with cancer providing wigs, scarves, special "Chemo Caps", soft post-operative prostheses, and camisoles given to breast cancer patients after a mastectomy.
High-Risk Breast Program
Designed to identify and support women with a high risk of developing breast cancer and help throughout the care and decision-making process. Includes help with imaging, appointments, genetic counselor and more.
Cancer Survivorship Program
Events, classes and care to help cancer patients meet the challenges they face during and following the extensive treatment phase. Massage therapy, yoga, exercise classes, Celebration of Life program and a fly-fishing weekend for cancer patients intended to enhance relaxation and overall sense of well-being; an integral part of care and healing.
Bi-Annual Breast Health Screening Days
The Women's Committee hosts Bi-Annual Breast Health Screening Days providing mammograms and health screenings for 100 women each year. Includes mammography and health screenings for uninsured
and underinsured women in Central Virginia area.
Cloak of Caring
Programs providing comfort and support indicative of Martha Jefferson's Caring Tradition: Palliative Care, Lymphedema Care, Caring Embrace shawls, and comfortable robes to wear during mammograms. Blanket warmers and chairs for the Infusion Center to ensure that patients are made as comfortable as possible while undergoing treatment.
Caregiver Program and Center
Dedicated to supporting the needs of individuals who are a source of providing care for their ailing family member or friend in a caring and compassionate way.
The new Center is a very special place for all caregivers in our community to be able to come for support for themselves, not only to receive support, but also a place to recharge.
Our Gift from 2019
The Women’s Committee, of Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation, proudly presented a check to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in May 2020.
The check, totaling...
represents the proceeds from their 2019 events;
Martha’s Market, In The Pink Tennis Tournament and Squash Cancer.