Whether they walked in support of a family member with breast cancer, or in memory of someone whose life was cut short by the disease, participants in the Families Walk for Hope also raised funds for the Fortunato Breast Health Center.

This year’s walk took place under somewhat gloomy skies on Saturday, May 5 at Mather Hospital. Undaunted, participants cheerfully traveled the five-mile course through Port Jefferson and Belle Terre, many wearing t-shirts, hats or signs with the name of a loved one stricken by breast cancer.

Once they finished the trek, walkers enjoyed music by School of Rock and raffle fun on the hospital’s campus.

There is still time to make contributions through the Families Walk for Hope. For more information contact Public Affairs at Mather Hospital at 631-476-2723 or email ccourt@matherhospital.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. Trained healthcare professionals offer mammograms and physical examinations, expert follow-up care, education for patients, families and the community, and breast cancer support groups.