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The Wawa Foundation opens its application window for nonprofit organizations to apply for Breast Cancer Awareness Funds

Applications Accepted During Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October for a Portion of $200,000 Available in Funding

NEW JERSEY – The Wawa Foundation today announced nonprofits can now apply for assistance from its Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, formed to provide financial assistance to local nonprofits helping patients and families meet basic needs during active breast cancer treatment, as well as to organizations advancing prevention methods. providing treatment or performing research.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Fund is a Wawa Foundation key issue fund established in 2021, with $200,000 in grants available this year for qualified nonprofit organizations. The fund marks the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October and highlights The Wawa Foundation’s ongoing support of causes related to those impacted by breast cancer.

Applications will be accepted through October31, with funding awarded and distributed on November 15.

“The Wawa Foundation launched the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund in 2021 and proudly awarded grants to 38 eligible organizations across our operating areas,” said Jay Culotta, President of The Wawa Foundation. “Our associates remain passionate about helping those in the community impacted by breast cancer and we’re thrilled to earmark dollars again to support nonprofits providing support to this important cause.”

Interested nonprofit organizations with the core purpose of helping patients and families meet basic needs during active breast cancer treatment and/or advancing prevention methods, providing access to treatment or performing research related to breast cancer can apply at by clicking “Apply for Support” on the homepage. Next, nonprofits should click “Begin the Submission Process” and select “Financial Support.” As the final step, nonprofits should include in their request that their submission is meant to be part of the BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUND.

The Wawa Foundation team will be reviewing requests the first two weeks of November, with approvals being communicated either through a call or via email. Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

For more information on The Wawa Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, and qualifications for nonprofits to apply, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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