Women of the Grove Donate $27,000 to Breast Cancer Research at Stony Brook

 

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    Women of the Grove Donate $27,000 to Breast Cancer Research at Stony Brook

    2011 Contribution Brings total to More than $600,000 to Advance Breast Cancer Research
     
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 21, 2011 – Concerned Women of the Grove (CWOG), a grassroots organization based

    Concerned Women of the Grove members, from left, Carmella Yodice, Rosie Graci, and Ann Scarpa, present a check for $27,109 from their annual breast cancer benefit to cancer researcher Dr. Avraham Dilmanian, Associate Professor of Research, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Also pictured, from left: Rose Cardin, M.S.N., R.N., Associate Director of Nursing, Psychiatry and Oncology, and Administrator, Cancer Services; Margaret Amato, Senior Plan Administrator, and Michael Luyckx, M.B.A., Administration Director, Department of Radiation Oncology.

    within the Cherry Grove community on Fire Island, donated $27,190 to support breast cancer research conducted at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The proceeds stem from the CWOG’s annual summer breast cancer benefit in Cherry Grove. To date, the organization has contributed more than $600,000 to the Stony Brook Foundation to help fund breast cancer research at Stony Brook.
     
    The 2011 donation will support the research of Avraham Dilmanian, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Research in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Dilmanian’s research centers on investigating the use of certain carbon ion beams that potentially have physical and biological advantages when treating breast and other cancer patients. The research is conducted in collaboration with Allen G. Meek, M.D., Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, and at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).
     
    “It is gratifying to see a dedicated community come together to fight breast cancer and support research that will lead to even better and more effective ways to treat this dreaded disease,” says Dr. Dilmanian, who attended the fundraiser on Fire Island and spoke to the several hundred attendees about the importance of breast cancer research in advancing medical care of the disease and his current research at Stony Brook and BNL.
     
    CWOG has been committed to fighting breast cancer for 16 years. The organization holds a fundraiser each summer at a Fire Island home called “Heaven ‘n’ Earth.” Plans are in place for the 17th annual event to be held in August 2012.
     
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