Breast Cancer Help, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of Its New Bay Shore Facility

Written by Hank Russell  |  16. June 2011

Who: Lorraine Pace, Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Help, Inc.,Alex Fezza, Executive Director of Breast Cancer Help, Inc., Breast Cancer Help board members, Local breast cancer survivors, Local elected officials What: Breast Cancer Help, Inc. is proud to announce that it has opened its new facility in Bay Shore. This new, self-contained facility is larger than the previous facility, so its Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center will be able to provide additional modalities for breast cancer survivors, such as creative writing, Zumba Gold classes and art therapy. Representatives from Breast Cancer Help will join breast cancer survivors and local elected officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony, which will be followed by a tour of the facility. When: Friday, June 17, 2011 Noon-3 p.m. Ribbon cutting: 1 p.m. Where: Breast Cancer Help, Inc. 32 Park Avenue Bay Shore, NY Photo Op: Ms. Pace and Mr. Fezza joining breast cancer survivors and local elected officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Local elected officials and invited guests taking a tour of the facility. Directions: Take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to Exit 44 (Brentwood Road/Brentwood/Bay Shore). Make a slight right to merge onto Brentwood Road. Go 0.8 mile, then turn right on Union Boulevard (CR 50). After 1 mile, turn left on Park Avenue. Breast Cancer Help, Inc. will be on the right-hand side. ### Breast Cancer Help, Inc. is a not-for-profit grass roots organization with a focus on action and advocacy to eradicate breast cancer. Founded in 1994 by Lorraine Pace, a two time breast cancer survivor, and Father Thomas Arnao, Breast Cancer Help, Inc. uses a four pronged approach to promoting education and awareness of breast cancer issues. The first of these prongs is the West Islip breast cancer mapping project initiated by Lorraine Pace, which mobilized patients and pinpointed breast cancer clusters. This original mapping project, which spearheaded the breast cancer environmental movement, has now spread to other parts of New York, the U.S. and internationally. Since its inception, the group's goal has been to raise awareness and promote education for the cause, treatment, and cure of the disease; while maintaining a focus on action and advocacy to eradicate breast cancer. It has accomplished this by mobilizing patients into coalitions leading to breast cancer mapping projects, serving as advocates to change state and local laws to protect breast cancer patients, and working to bring about positive changes in protecting the environment. Breast Cancer Help, Inc. has helped to ensure that Long Islanders have access to the best possible diagnosis and care through the purchase of cutting edge medical and research equipment. It has also supported research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. In 2003, Breast Cancer Help opened its Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center, now located at 32 Park Avenue in Bay Shore to provide increased cancer awareness to promote education and early detection while providing patients and survivors with much needed support.

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