Stony Brook, NY — Stony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $40,000 from the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) which were funds raised from WMHO’s 23rd Annual Walk for Beauty held Sunday, October 23, 2016, in Stony Brook, NY. The Walk for Beauty has raised over $1.365 million for cancer research since its inception in 1994. Funds raised also help to supply items such as wigs and prostheses for Cancer Center patients. The event is an all-volunteer initiative with no administrative costs.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Walk for Beauty which will take place on Sunday, October 22. Register here!
Caption: Gloria Rocchio, President, Ward Melville Heritage Organization and Co-Chair, Walk for Beauty (center); Suffolk County Legislator, Kara Hahn, Co-Chair, Walk for Beauty (left of center); Carol Simco, Co-Chair, Walk for Beauty (right of center); presented check for $40,000 to Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Vice Dean, Cancer Medicine (rear of center). Dr. Jun Lin (4th from right) and Dr. Scott Powers (rear Dr. Lin) are cancer researchers whose projects received funds raised. Joining the check presentation are Dr. Lina Obeid, Dean for Research, Stony Brook University School of Medicine (4th from left); WMHO Trustee, Anna Kerekes (5th from right); Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman, Valerie M. Cartright (far right); and committee members.