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Take a Swing in the Fight against Breast Cancer at Pink Rock Classic Oct. 11 at Great Rock Golf Club

September 28, 2012

The annual Pink Rock Classic to benefit Mather Hospital’s Fortunato Breast Health Center Fund for Uninsured Women is set for Thursday, October 11 at Great Rock Golf Club in Wading River.

The Fund was established to provide access to state-of-the-art breast screenings and diagnostic procedures for women without health insurance.

Pink Rock was co-founded by breast cancer survivor Jean Larsen of Stony Brook and her colleague, Walter Hurney. Since its inception in 2007 the golf outing has raised more than $267,000. “Just in the year 2011 alone we raised more than $54,000 for women in our community, helping 26 patients with 49 cases,” said Larsen. “That includes mammograms, breast ultrasounds, biopsies, breast surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

“Since Long Island has one of the nation’s highest rates of breast cancer, it is crucial that we all help our neighbors in this fight. Breast cancer affects every family member physically, emotionally and financially.”

For information or to register, go to, or call Laura Juliano, Public Affairs Department, Mather Hospital, at 631-476-2723.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones.