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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2009
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Publications Specialist

(516) 663-2234 lcherry@winthrop.org


WINTHROP RECOGNIZES EFFORTS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS TO MAKE STRIDES IN BREAST CANCER FIGHT


Frank A. Monteleone, MD, Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital, and supporter of the ACS’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (center), thanks Robin Battaglia of Floral Park (left) and Paula Rossetti of Bayside (right) for their outstanding efforts to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.
Mineola, NY – Strong winds and heavy rains didn’t stop staff from Winthrop-University Hospital, their friends and family members from supporting the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 2009 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach on October 18. With more than 40 supporters of the Winthrop Team effort, which was coordinated by Rafaelina Martinez, Administrative Director for Winthrop’s Department of Surgery, and Linda Fox, Manager of Winthrop’s Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Center, the Hospital was proud to participate in the ACS’s Annual Walk to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. What’s more, the Hospital was pleased to recognize the outstanding efforts of Winthrop friends Robin Battaglia of Floral Park and Paula Rossetti of Bayside who, together, raised more than $1,330 for this important cause. Thanks to the collective efforts of all those who supported the Winthrop Team, nearly $7,600 was raised for breast cancer research.

The Breast Health Program in Winthrop’s Institute for Family Care supports women in their efforts to reduce their risk for breast cancer and other breast diseases and offers them comprehensive, expert care if the need arises. The Program provides the latest screening techniques, an array of diagnostic testing services as well as advanced surgical services provided by an outstanding team of specially focused breast surgeons and surgical oncologists.

For more information about breast or other women’s healthcare services at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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