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Cancer Center Receives $40,000 From Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Walk For beauty

STONY BROOK, NY, March 27, 2017 -- Stony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $40,000 from the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO). The proceeds were raised from the WMHO’s 23rd Annual Walk for Beauty held on Sunday, October 23, 2016, in Stony Brook, NY.  The Walk for Beauty has raised over $1.365 million for cancer research since its inception in 1994. Proceeds from the event stay in the community and benefit cancer research at Stony Brook Medicine. Funds raised also help to supply items like wigs and prostheses for Cancer Center patients. The event is an all-volunteer initiative with no administrative costs.

WMHO Walk for Beauty
(Photo Caption) Gloria Rocchio, fourth from left, President of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization and Co-Chair of the Walk for Beauty, presents a check for $40,000 to Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Vice Dean, Cancer Medicine, on Monday, March 27. The check represents proceeds raised from the 23rd Annual Walk for Beauty to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook Medicine. Standing at the far right are two cancer researchers, Dr. Jun Lin and Dr. Scott Powers, whose projects received funds raised from the 2015 Walk for Beauty. Joining the check presentation are from L to R, Dr. Lina Obeid, Dean for Research, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Walk for Beauty Co-chairs, Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (second from the left) and Carol Simco, (second from the right). 

  

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About Stony Brook University Cancer Center:

Stony Brook University Cancer Center is Suffolk County’s cancer care leader and a leader in education and research. With more than 20,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually, the Cancer Center includes 12 multidisciplinary teams: Breast Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Gynecologic Oncology; Head, Neck and Thyroid Oncology; Lung Cancer; Melanoma; Neurologic Oncology; Orthopaedic Oncology and Sarcoma; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Stem Cell Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancy; Upper Gastrointestinal Oncology; and Urologic Oncology. The cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program and received the Commission’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center is the first center in New York State to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. To learn more, visit www.cancer.stonybrookmedicine.edu.