Mission
Founded in 1993, by Joyce Fay Washington Ivery, the Foundation aims to promote healing for those diagnosed with breast cancer by addressing their psychological, emotional and spiritual needs throughout this life journey. 

Joyce's mother, the late Edna B. Washington provided the same spiritual and emotional support for Joyce during her breast cancer journey. Educational activities and advocacy for good health care practices are a part of our work, acknowledging a responsibility for providing information on breast wellness to the African American community. 

The Foundation seeks to impact the under-served population by providing culturally sensitive services within the social, economic and political context of the 21st century.

The Foundation has achieved a 501 (c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service.


Edna B. and Joyce Fay Washington Ivery

EDNA B. & JOYCE FAY WASHINGTON BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION