- Recognizing the need for a community network in support of women's cancers, a new group, The Coalition for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital
has been formed. The local, all-volunteer group is comprised of professionals and concerned friends with varied backgrounds and talents. This group has come together to create and sustain a supportive network for women affected by breast, ovarian and uterine cancers. The organization focuses on early detection and empowerment to bring about better health care and an improved quality of life.
The Coalition is headed by Susan Barry Roden
, the energetic force behind the Ellen Hermanson
Breast Center, with Stacy Quarty
as the group's Vice President, Colleen Duell
as Secretary and Gwen McGowan
In the following weeks and months, the Coalition has several awareness-raising events planned. "We know that early detection is key to increasing the survival rate in cancers affecting women," says Roden, "and here, on the East End, we have one of the highest rates of breast cancer on Long Island. Being proactive is imperative."
For more information regarding The Coalition for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital, contact Roden at 631-726-8715. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Checks should be made out to: Southampton Hospital's Foundation - CWC. The mailing address is 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.
The Coalition for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital will hold its first event at the catering hall at 230 Elm
Street in Southampton on September 30. GNO promises to be a fun evening, with pink cocktails, delicious hors d'oeuvres, music and best of all, salon services provided for only $10 each including: manicures, blow outs, pink extensions, massage, make up applications plus psychic readings. There'll be a "surprise" auction, with plenty of items to drool over and bid upon! The fun starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at:
• The Breast Center at Southampton Hospital
• Q Studio (631-204-9331), 10 Oak Street, Southampton
• Catena's Food Market, 143 Main Street, Southampton