Event to honor Brian O’Hea,M.D.,
Medical Director of Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center
STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 29, 2011 – The 18th annual Walk for Beauty will hold its kick-off event on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook Village to jump start fundraising efforts for breast cancer research and patient support at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
The event will feature Brian O’Hea, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology, Chief of the Breast Service and Director of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center at Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Dr. O’Hea has been with the Cancer Center since 1996 and has saved countless lives. He is the honoree for this year’s walk, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, at Stony Brook Village.
The public is invited to attend the kickoff, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. To RSVP, call (631) 444-4000 by Friday, Aug. 5.
Since its inception in 1994, the Walk for Beauty has raised over $1 million for breast and prostate cancer research at Stony Brook University Cancer Center. The volunteer-led event is co-presented by Stony Brook University and The Ward Melville Heritage Organization. All event proceeds go towards research and patient support; there are no administrative fees.
The cost to walk is $15 in advance if registered by Saturday, Sept. 17, and $20 thereafter. Registration forms may be obtained by calling (631) 444-4000 or by visiting www.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org/walkforbeauty or www.wmho.org. Individual and corporate sponsorship packages are available, ranging from $100 to $10,000.
ABOUT STONY BROOK UNI VERSITY CANCER CENTER:
Stony Brook University Cancer Center (SBUCC) is Suffolk County’s cancer care leader and a leader in education and research. SBUCC serves more than 2,700 newly diagnosed adult cancer patients each year. The Center includes 12 Multidisciplinary Teams: Breast Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Gynecologic Oncology; Head, Neck and Thyroid Oncology; Hematologic Malignancy and Stem Cell Transplantation; Lung Cancer, Melanoma; Neurologic Oncology; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Sarcoma; Upper Gastrointestinal Oncology; and Urologic Oncology. The cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Teaching Hospital level-approved cancer program and received the Commission’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center is the first center in NY State to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology.