HomeBensalem TimesBucks breast cancer community to receive $138K from Main St. 

Bucks breast cancer community to receive $138K from Main St. 

This nonprofit is dedicated to local patients

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Main St., an experience-based, community-driven nonprofit dedicated to local breast cancer patients, has concluded its sixth and largest fundraising season to date. Through the support of local residents and businesses from participating towns and destinations, including Newtown, Carversville, Doylestown, Peddler’s Village, Perkasie, New Hope, Shops at Valley Square, Dublin Town Center and Thompsonville (Thompson car dealerships), Main St. will donate $138,000 to benefit local breast cancer patients across Bucks County. 

The nonprofit’s presenting sponsor, The Thompson Organization, along with 62 sponsors and 91 partners, propelled the success of the October 2023 season. Over the last six years, the family-run 501(c)(3) has donated just over $534,000, which has helped nearly 2,000 local breast cancer patients in treatment and recovery in Bucks County. 

The funds generated by Main St. has helped create and fund impactful programs, including:

  • Cold-capping
  • Out-of-pocket expense relief (paying patient’s household bills)
  • Integrative services through Kin Wellness and Support Center and Unite for Her 
  • Home food delivery
  • Comfort “care bags” for newly-diagnosed patients
  • Treatment transportation 
  • The purchase of new state-of-the-art infusion chairs at Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham and Doylestown Health Cancer Institute 

“Main St. was designed to be powered by the local community. Seeing the way people and business embrace and engage with us is overwhelmingly gratifying,” said Keith Fenimore, founder and executive director of Main St. “The funds donated will support the programs we have in place that continue to bring direct relief to our breast cancer community. I speak with, and hear from, the patients we support regularly and they are so appreciative of the work we do. But also, they say they get peace of mind knowing they are not alone and comfort when they see the entire community working together on their behalf.” 

The nonprofit was the recipient of many local community- and business-driven fundraising events held throughout the month on their behalf. Main St.’s title sponsor The Thompson Organization donated over $30,000. Local schools hosted Pink Outs, contributing thousands of dollars. Independent businesses hosted open houses, sip n’ shops and more, and residents across the county made personal contributions. In a show of communal togetherness, several retailers on State St. in Historic Newtown joined Giovanni’s Fine Fashions and Opus Elite Real Estate as they launched the First Annual Mr. Bucks County Competition, raising $65,190 for Main St. This donation is the single largest donation in the nonprofit’s history. 

To donate or participate in community events, visit welcometomainst.org. Donations can also be made via check to Main St. and sent to P.O. Box 307, Doylestown, PA 18901. 

Main St., formerly Pine2Pink, was established through a charitable grant contribution made by The Minford Charitable Foundation. 

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