(Bay Shore, New York) - On July 31, Breast Cancer Help, Inc. and Order Sons of Italy in America Grand Lodge of New York will host a Lawn Party on the Bay Cancer Charity Extravaganza from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. It will be held at 164 West Secatogue Lane in West Islip.
There will be food, beverages and music, courtesy of Piccolo Ristorante of Bellmore and Carle Place. Raffles will be on sale for a chance to win amazing prizes. In addition, attendees will have a chance to take part in the Sun Hat contest. Prizes will be given for the funniest, most classic and most outrageous hat.
The party is being held in conjunction with the Order Sons of Italy In America Grand Lodge of New York. Breast Cancer Help has worked with Order Sons of Italy in America in the past in support of breast cancer research. In 2008, both organizations donated $5,000 each to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University Medical Center for the purchase of new equipment for cancer research.
"We are very fortunate to have the Order Sons of Italy in America Grand Lodge of New York partnering with us this is sure to be an unforgettable day," said Lorraine Pace, Co-President, Breast Cancer Help, Inc. "We also want to thank Mr. Thomas Valenti of Piccolo Ristorante and all attendees for their generosity in supporting our cause."
A donation of $45.00 is requested for attendees. Checks should be made payable to NYSOSIA Foundation and mailed to: Annette Lankewish, 38 Cambridge Drive, Hicksville, NY 11801. The attire is casual, but it is advised to wear something pink to show support in the fight against breast cancer.
In the event of rain, the event will be held at a later date. To make a reservation, contact Ms. Annette Lankewish at (516) 933-7393. For more information about Breast Cancer Help, Inc. and the programs offered at the Long Island Cancer Help & Wellness Center, call (631) 675-9003 or visit www.breastcancerhelpinc.org.
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.