August 11, 2016

Photographers, painters and other artists are wanted for a month-long art show in October at the Port Jefferson Free Library in conjunction with Paint Port Pink, the community breast cancer awareness outreach of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital.

The Art Show, which runs from October 1-31, is open to everyone and will have as its theme “A Good Day”. Submissions may be photographs, paintings, drawings or mixed media art (no sculptures). All work will be 8"x10" and should be mounted but not framed. All submissions will be donations to Mather Hospital and will be for sale for $50. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Fortunato Breast Health Center’s Fund for Uninsured and Underinsured. For full rules and a registration form go to

The deadline for all submissions is September 15, 2016.

Paint Port Pink is presented by Astoria Bank with the support of Long Island Physician Associates, LI Anesthesia Physicians, Long Island Bone and Joint, People’s United Bank, Empire Bank, North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates, C-Tech Collections, Peconic Auto Wreckers and The Pie.

The month-long outreach in October will distribute breast cancer information, raise funds for the Fortunato Breast Health Center and increase breast health awareness throughout our community with the cooperation of the sponsors and the Village of Port Jefferson, the Port Jefferson School District, Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, the Port Jefferson Photography Club, the Art League of Long Island and other local groups. All money raised will benefit the Fortunato Breast Health Center Fund for Uninsured and Underinsured.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching 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. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also has received nine consecutive top “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 98 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Mather four stars – the highest of any Long Island hospital – for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures based on publicly reported data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey.