September 12, 2016

Paint Port Pink, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s month-long breast cancer awareness community outreach, returns in October 2016 with new events, initiatives and community partners.

Presented by Astoria Bank, this year’s outreach will include an Art Show at the Port Jefferson Free Library from Oct. 1-31. The show is open to everyone and will have as its theme "A Good Day." Submissions can be photographs, paintings, drawings or multi-media (no sculptures). All submitted work will be donations to Mather and will be sold for $50 starting at the Artists Reception at the Library on Oct. 5 from 6-8 pm. All proceeds will benefit the Fortunato Breast Health Center’s Fund for Uninsured and Underinsured. For complete rules and details go to

Paint Port Pink kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 pm with a tree lighting ceremony at Port Jefferson Village Hall. Other events include the Pink Rock Golf Classic on Oct. 3; One Enchanted Evening, Mather’s annual gala, on Oct. 14; and the HealthyU seminar series and health fair on Oct. 29. For a full listing of events go to

Paint Port Pink is sponsored by 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 outreach effort 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 and other local groups. Businesses throughout Port Jefferson will decorate their windows with pink lights, local schools will hold fundraisers and restaurants will offer pink drinks. All money raised will benefit the Fortunato Breast Health Center Fund for Uninsured and Underinsured.