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Cancer Center Receives $50,000 from Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Walk for Beauty

STONY BROOK, NY, April 18, 2016 -- Stony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $50,000 from the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO). The proceeds were raised from the WMHO’s 21st Annual Walk for Beauty held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Stony Brook, NY.  The Walk for Beauty has raised over $1.325 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.

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(Photo caption)  Gloria Rocchio, third from left, President of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, presents a check for $50,000 to Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Vice Dean, Cancer Medicine, on Thursday, April 14. The check represents proceeds raised from the 21st Annual Walk for Beauty to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook Medicine. Standing at the far left are Anat Biegon, Ph.D., professor of Neurology, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, Stony Brook Medicine, and the far right, Ute Moll, MD, Professor of Pathology at Stony Brook Medicine, two cancer researchers whose projects received funds raised from the 2014 Walk for Beauty. Joining the check presentation were Walk for Beauty Co-chairs, Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (second from the left) and Carol Simco, (second from the right).