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Ackerman Cancer Foundation Awarded Grant by Florida Breast Cancer Foundation to Elevate Comprehensive Patient Support Services in North Florida

Updated: Feb 5

JACKSONVILLE, FL – January 29, 2024 – Ackerman Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, dedicated to fortifying support for breast cancer patients in North Florida. This grant underscores our unwavering commitment to delivering comprehensive care that extends beyond medical treatment, addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by individuals battling breast cancer in our community.

Breast cancer patients often grapple with financial barriers that profoundly impact their daily lives, forcing them to make difficult choices between essential needs. Many face decisions related to groceries, rent, gas, and other hurdles while undergoing cancer treatment. The generous grant from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation will play a pivotal role in alleviating these challenges, nurturing the overall well-being of patients in North Florida. 

The grant includes providing vital financial assistance to breast cancer patients, helping them cover expenses such as groceries, rent, and transportation. Ackerman Cancer Foundation is committed to addressing the holistic needs of patients, strengthening a comprehensive array of services. Additionally, by strategically targeting barriers to care, the grant aims to ensure that breast cancer patients can concentrate on their health without the added burden of logistical challenges.

Dr. Scot Ackerman, Medical Director at Ackerman Cancer Foundation, expressed profound gratitude for the support, stating, "This grant arrives at a pivotal time when many breast cancer patients are navigating not only the intricacies of their medical treatment but also the financial and emotional strains. We extend our deepest thanks to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation for recognizing the significance of comprehensive patient support services."

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation President & CEO Tracy Jacim says, "FBCF is proud to be able to fund Direct Service grants like the one to the Ackerman Cancer Foundation, especially now when the economy is only adding stress to those breast cancer patients who should focus all their energies on their treatment and recovery.  I am also proud to point out our Direct Service funding continues to grow year over year as support for our mission continues to grow. We look forward to being able to help even more who need it in the continuing years."

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation also provides scientific and education grants to Florida nonprofits and organizations thanks to those who purchase their End Breast Cancer specialty license plate.  

This collaboration underscores Ackerman Cancer Foundation's unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of breast cancer patients and addressing the myriad challenges they encounter. Moving forward, our organization is resolutely devoted to nurturing a supportive community and elevating the overall quality of life for individuals navigating their breast cancer journey.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Ryan Ali,

Director, Ackerman Cancer Foundation

About Ackerman Cancer Foundation

Ackerman Cancer Foundation is a Jacksonville-based organization devoted to providing comprehensive support to cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Through a range of programs and services, we strive to enhance the well-being of individuals affected by cancer and create a supportive community. Visit for more information.

About Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

FBCF supports the needs of Florida's most vulnerable and under-served communities by providing Direct Service Grants to Florida nonprofits. Grants provide access to mammograms for women who cannot afford them, medical items for breast cancer patients and survivors, and financial support to those in need during breast cancer treatment. For more information, visit


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