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    Stony Brook University Cancer Center Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Month Programs

    Robust roster of activities raises awareness, funds for treatment and research

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 9, 2013 – Stony Brook University Cancer Center is offering numerous opportunities for patients, families and the community to come together during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October to honor survivors and patients, raise funds, and learn more about cancer prevention, treatment and research at Stony Brook.

    During the month, the Cancer Center is offering a wide range of interesting events, so there’s something to appeal to everyone. These include fundraising efforts for cancer patients and families, fun exercise and beauty outings, and community updates on new developments in cancer treatments. 

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month events include:

    Sunday, Oct. 13 – Cut for a Cure
    Treat yourself to a new hairstyle at Legends Hair Designs in Stony Brook Village. All proceeds support cancer patients at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.

    Monday, Oct. 14 – Go Pink for a Cure
    Add a little pink to your hair in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink hair extensions will be sold outside Skyline Deli at Stony Brook University Hospital, 10 AM to 2 PM. Cost is $10. 

    Thursday, Oct. 17 – Fall Fashion Show
    This annual fashion show features Stony Brook’s own medical “celebrity” models and Parade of Survivors. Hosted by the GIFT Foundation and held at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbook, it includes a “Your Choice” basket auction and DJ. All proceeds support programs for patients with cancer treated at Stony Brook University Cancer Center, including Guest Artists to Empower (GATE), an arts-in-medicine program and a lymphedema garment assistance program.

    Sunday, Oct. 20 – Walk for Beauty
    Join hundreds of community members and survivors for a healthy 4K/6K run/walk to support breast cancer awareness and research at Stony Brook University. Community honorees are Jim Condron, Vice President/Market Manager, WALK AM/FM Radio, and Leah S. Dunaief, Editor & Publisher, Times Beacon Record Newspapers. The breast cancer survivor honoree is Janet Taormina of Patchogue. Registration starts at 8:30 and the walk begins at 9:30 AM at Stony Brook Village Center. Cost is $25.

    Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Go Pink for a Cure
    Add a little pink to your hair in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink hair extensions will be sold outside Skyline Deli at Stony Brook University Hospital, 10 AM to 2 PM. Cost is $10.

    Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Community Update on Breast Cancer
    Hear Stony Brook Medicine physicians discuss the latest treatment and surgical advances including minimally invasive techniques and reconstructive surgery. The seminar will be hosted by Brian J. O’Hea, MD, Director, Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center, from 6 to 9 PM at the Wang Center on the Stony Brook University campus. Reservations are required by Oct. 15.

    Friday, Oct. 25 through Friday, Nov. 8 – Pink Glove Dance Video Competition
    Beginning Oct. 25, Stony Brook Medicine’s Pink Glove Dance video will be posted on www.pinkglovedance.com, along with other videos, for a two-week voting period. Place your votes daily, as the top three winners receive $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000 toward the breast cancer charity of their choice. 

    Saturday, Oct. 26 – Seawolves Tackle Breast Cancer
    Cheer on the Stony Brook University football team when they face off against the University of New Hampshire, with the option to donating $2 of your ticket price to support breast cancer research. Game time is 4 PM at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Mention “pink” when ordering your tickets to donate $2 to breast cancer research. To purchase tickets, call (631) 632-7933.

    Saturday, Oct. 26 – Wellness for a Cure
    Satya Yoga & Pilates in Mt. Sinai will donate time and talent to raise funds for Stony Brook cancer patients, 12 noon to 3:30 PM.

    Sunday, Oct. 27 – Cut for a Cure
    Treat yourself to a new hairstyle at Arame Hair Salon in Port Jefferson. All proceeds support cancer patients at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.

    All October – Pizza for a Cure
    Cara Mia Pizzeria in Sound Beach and Fratelli’s Marketplace in Stony Brook Village are offering donations to Stony Brook University Cancer Center for each pizza sold in October.

    All October – Turn It Pink
    Stony Brook Village Center merchants go pink to support breast cancer awareness and prevention

    In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Center hosts events and activities throughout the year to raise awareness throughout Suffolk County and Long Island. For more information and to learn more, visit our Events Calendar.