Stony Brook, NY - September 25, 2014 - In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, shops and restaurants in The Stony Brook Village Center will literally put out the Welcome Mat and participate in a festive Ladies Night Out, Thursday, October 16 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
The evening will include live music with WALK-97.5, foodie specials, sales, pink cocktails, raffles and more. Visitors will be welcomed to shops and restaurants by a striking blue “Welcome Mat” with the pink ribbon signifying support of breast cancer research for most of the month of October as well as Ladies Night Out. Upon arrival they can also pick up a free “goodie bag” at LOFT filled with surprises from shops and restaurants. Only 250 bags will be handed out so visitors must register online at wmho.org/ladies to receive one. Many of the participating retailers will also donate a percentage of proceeds from the evening to breast cancer research at Stony Brook Medicine.
Shop offers and specials are many but just a sampling includes half-priced drinks and "The Eye Opener,” (pink lemonade w/citrus vodka) at The Country House; a chocolate fountain at Chocolate Works; wine and cheese at Wish; free mini olive oil or vinegar with purchase at The Crushed Olive and free wine tastings at Lake Side Emotions Boutique.
The event, hosted by The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO), is preceded by the organization’s 21st Annual Walk for Beauty…in a Beautiful Place, which takes place on October 26. WMHO has reinvented the Walk this year to include a 4K/6K Color Walk and the inaugural Hercules on the Harbor 10K timed Run which is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. All proceeds go directly to the targeted research fund at Stony Brook Medicine for Breast Cancer Research and the WMHO Unique Boutique for prosthesis and wigs. For full information and to register, donate or sponsor, visit wmho.org/wfb.
WMHO and Stony Brook Medicine will also host Breast Cancer Survivorship: Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness with Michelle Stevens, NP on October 9 at 6 pm at their Educational & Cultural Center located at 97P Main Street in the Village. The forum is a free event and covers the potential late and long-term effects of breast cancer treatment, health screenings and breast cancer monitoring. Call 631-444-4000 for additional information on this event.
For further information or a full events calendar, call WMHO at 631-751-2244 or visit wmho.org.