September 5, 2017

Paint Port Pink, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s month-long breast cancer awareness community outreach, is expanding its reach to include more community partners in Port Jefferson and Port Jefferson Station.

New this year are two Paint Nights at Comsewogue Public Library in Port Jefferson Station and Muse Paint Bar in Port Jefferson, and new promotions by our retail community partners, some of which will raise funds for the Fortunato Breast Health Center’s Fund for Uninsured. On Wear Pink Day on Oct. 17, individuals who dress in pink will be encouraged to take selfies and post them to Facebook with the hashtag #paintportpink.

Presented by Astoria Bank, Paint Port Pink is sponsored by more than 100 community partners, including Long Island Physician Associates, LI Anesthesia Physicians, Long Island Bone and Joint, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Empire Bank, Local 342 Long Island Public Service Employees, STAT Health Management and Tritec Building Company.

For a full listing of events, sponsors and partners go to

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 is the only Long Island hospital to earn four stars from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures since July, 2016. Mather also was ranked 21st out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.