Elizabeth “Beth” Baldwin of Camillus is a tireless community volunteer and advocate for breast cancer research. For 20 years now, her mission has been to help find a cure for breast cancer, while supporting those and their loved ones fighting the disease.
After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990, Ms. Baldwin and her mother turned heartbreak into courage and joined their efforts with doctors at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse to create the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York.
As the organization’s Executive Director, Ms. Baldwin is dedicated to raising funds to provide research grants for breast cancer prevention and treatment. To date, her work has funded millions of dollars in grants. She is also committed to providing emotional support for patients and their families, often seen at local healthcare facilities sitting with and supporting those who are waiting for chemotherapy, or at her New York State Fair booth raising awareness about breast cancer treatments. She also organizes several events to help raise funds for a cure.
In addition, Ms. Baldwin has volunteered in other ways, including providing the homeless with food and clothing, and demonstrating a true devotion to helping others in her community. Through her compassion and contributions, she has touched the lives of many individuals and created positive change.
Born and raised on Long Island, Ms. Baldwin attended Alfred G.Berner High School in Massapequa, graduated from C.W. Post-Long Island University with a degree in criminology, and served as a substitute teacher for many years. She is a devoted mother of six and the proud grandmother of several grandchildren.