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Walk for Beauty

STONY BROOK, NY, March 5, 2015 -- Stony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $50,000 yesterday, proceeds which were raised from the 21st Annual Walk for Beauty. The Walk for Beauty has raised more than over $1.275 million for cancer research since its inception in 1994. Funds also help pay for wigs and prostheses for cancer patients. The event is an all-volunteer initiative with no administrative costs. All proceeds stay in the community to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook.

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Gloria Rocchio, second from right, President of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, presents a check for $50,000 to Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Vice Dean, Cancer Medicine, and Alison Stopeck, MD, Associate Director of Translational Research, Stony Brook University Cancer Center on Wednesday, March 4. The check represents proceeds raised from the 21st Annual Walk for Beauty to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook University. Standing at the left are Chiara Luberto, PhD, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Stony Brook University, and  Jules Cohen, M.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, two cancer researchers whose projects received funds raised from the 2013 Walk for Beauty. 

 

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Gloria Rocchio (3rd from the right) President of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, is joined by Walk for Beauty Committee members including Valerie Cartwright, Councilwoman, Town of Brookhaven (far right), Carol Simco, Co-Chair of the 2014 Walk for Beauty (far left) and Kara Hahn, Suffolk County Legislature (2nd from the left) as she presents a check for $50,000 to Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Vice Dean, Cancer Medicine, and Alison Stopeck, M.D., Associate Director of Translational Research, Stony Brook University Cancer Center on Wednesday, March 4. The check represents proceeds raised from the 21st Annual Walk for Beauty to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook University. Standing left of Dr. Hannun are Chiara Luberto, PhD, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Stony Brook University, and Jules Cohen, M.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, two cancer researchers whose projects received funds raised from the 2013 walk.

 

 

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