The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce and welcome Tracy Jacim as the new Director of Community Empowerment for the Central Florida Region.
Jacim brings with her twenty years of experience as a television news anchor and reporter in San Francisco, Tampa, Buffalo, and most recently at Fox 35 in Orlando. She also held the position as Director of Communications for the city of Clermont. Jacim served as a board member for the Susan G. Komen Central Florida affiliate for nearly a decade. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Legal Studies and specialization in French from Bowling Green State University in her home state of Ohio.
Jacim’s career has been highlighted by her passion, compassion, and ability to advocate for those in need of help. She has won awards for her tireless efforts helping those in need maneuver the bureaucratic red tape that can exist in the healthcare industry, for helping empower those battling against disease get the treatment and support they need, for partnering with nonprofit organizations to help impact mission through storytelling, education, and better awareness. Jacim says, “The courage of those in the trenches battling for their survival or that of their family members is both inspiring and at times heart wrenching. It's a life-changing process to behold. I have been privileged to be able to share those stories and help those families both as a journalist and as a volunteer. I could not be more motivated, grateful, or committed to helping lead FBCF here in Central Florida and elsewhere in the state as we expand and continue to strive to end the suffering caused by breast cancer and save lives. This is a time of growth for FBCF, and I am focused on growing the great base of volunteers we already have, to help us in our mission to educate and advocate, support cutting edge research, and even help provide funding for direct services for the men and women dealing with this life-altering diagnosis."
Jacim says the bedrock of FBCF is a strong supportive base that she feels confident will allow the organization to grow and become even more impactful. "FBCF receives a bulk of its funding through the Florida End Breast Cancer Specialty plate. 100 percent of funds donated to FBCF stays in Florida. FBCF currently funds research, educational and outreach programs targeting both physical and emotional needs, and advocacy programs. We are excited to be looking at more direct service funding initiatives, an expansion of research funding, an expansion of educational programs and outreach campaigns, and, ultimately, the growth of all these programs into all parts of the state. We need your help to do this…together with passion and hard work we can truly change the landscape."