Breast Cancer Survivors and Supporters to Take Part in Families Walk for Hope Saturday, May 7March 14, 2011
Breast cancer survivors, family members, students and community members will join in the fight against breast cancer on May 7, 2011 at 9 a.m. with a walk to raise money for the Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Now in its 17th year, the Families Walk for Hope brings hundreds of walkers to a five-mile course through the beautiful villages of Port Jefferson and Belle Terre on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Walkers receive donations from their supporters to raise money for the Fortunato Breast Health Center. Some who participate are breast cancer survivors. Many walk in support of a family member, friend or co-worker who has been diagnosed with the disease. Others participate in memory of a loved one lost to breast cancer.
Walkers are encouraged to organize a team at their company, school or organization or with friends or family members. Participants must register for the event and may pay the $20 registration free in advance or at the event. Registered participants receive a $10 Walmart card for every $200 raised (limit five cards per walker). Students can receive four hours of community service credit by bringing their registration fee and donations to the registration area on May 7.
Registered participants at the walk will be treated to food, music, great raffle prizes and the camaraderie that comes with joining hundreds of others in fighting breast cancer. Those who cannot attend the walk can still raise funds and participate as a virtual walker by logging onto www.matherhospital.org/walk and clicking on the Virtual Walker button.
To register, go to www.matherhospital.org/walk and download a sponsor donation form. For more information contact Public Affairs at Mather Hospital at 631-476-2723 or email ccourt@mather hospital.org.
The Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital provides state-of-the-art breast healthcare in surroundings that offer a sense of comfort, privacy and the assurance that each patient’s individual needs will be met. Our trained healthcare professionals offer
regular mammograms and physical examinations, expert follow-up care, education for patients, families and the community, and breast cancer support groups.
The Center is one only seven in New York State to have earned a prestigious three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), given only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous review of their performance.
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality health care services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones.