The Ellen Hermanson Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation ensures access to state-of-the-art breast health care and empowers people affected by cancer. The Foundation primarily serves breast cancer patients on the East End of Long Island, New York, and  fulfills its mission by focusing on two areas:

  • providing educational outreach about the importance of early detection, and access to mammography and treatment to medically underserved communities
  • funding psychosocial support services that address the broad range of issues facing breast cancer patients, survivors, spouses, families, and friends

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation was established in 1997 to honor the memory of Ellen Hermanson and carry on the important work to which she devoted so much of her time and energy. An activist and an advocate, Ellen channeled her journalistic talents to become a forceful voice for breast cancer patients and their families. 

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation is unique in its commitment to helping breast cancer patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional aspects of breast cancer. No patient is turned away from the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment. All services though Ellen’s Well are provided free of charge.

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation

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PO Box 4098
East Hampton, NY 11937



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