Not Just October

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21 Furnace St  Get Directions
Akron, OH 44308

Not Just October, a non – profit, 501(c)(3) organization, was created to expand the knowledge and resources available to breast cancer patients, survivors, and their supporters.  We are dedicated to fostering a culture of encouragement, advocacy, and total support.  Through the promotion of education and community engagement, we hope to improve the awareness around breast cancer and its effect on families around the world.

Lavar Jacobs founded the organization in memory of his mother, Kim, who passed away in 2009 from breast cancer.  His vision is to change the way that our communities think and talk about breast cancer and continue to stress the importance of regular health screenings.

Through frequent community events and outreach programs, Not Just October continues to spread our message and garner support from people around the country.  Whether supporters are donating a dollar or spending just an hour of their time helping to make a breast cancer patient’s life just a little bit easier, their commitment is appreciated and helps to reinforce the ideals that NJO was founded upon.