Who We Are


Our mission is one of kindness and giving. Our goal is one of support and assistance. We will succeed in our mission with the help of our fellow community members until this devastating disease is cured.


Mary Crane, President

Mary Crane has been the President for the past three years. She leads this non-profit organization to raise monies for cancer patients in its local community. Before becoming involved as a volunteer for the South Jersey Cancer Fund, Mary spent her last ten years as a school administrator in Florida. After her successful career in education, Mary retired and moved to Brigantine to be a caregiver for her 90-year-old father. In between caring for her dad, she mentored and tutored students from elementary all the way up into the college scene. Mary now spends her time volunteering for the American Legion Auxiliary, Lions Club, Brigantine Farmers Market, as well as the South Jersey Cancer Fund.


Millie Tate, Vice President

Millie Tate resides in Linwood, NJ.  After 30 years of running her own jewelry shop, she’s happily retired. She now volunteers for Thrift Shop-Shore Medical Center and the Brigantine Elks. She also enjoys singing for the Cameo Club through the Senior America Organization at nursing homes and for veterans. A survivor herself, Millie feels that by joining the cancer fund she can help those with cancer because “it’s a wonderful cause and helps many without hope.”


Anne Breyer, Treasurer

Anne has served as Treasurer for the past three years. Before taking over this volunteer position, Anne worked at the Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest municipal gas distribution company in the country for 37 years in various financial and accounting positions. She served as the Director of Financial Reporting when she retired three years ago. As a breast cancer survivor for 7 years, she feels that this was a way to utilize her accounting background to benefit a worthy cause.

Board of Directors

  • Elaine Balser
  • Marie Fucetola
  • Joseph McNally
  • Pat Orchard
  • Susanne Peterson
  • Eileen Connolly Robbins
  • Brenda Rupp
  • Katie Rush