Paint Port Pink returns in October to raise awareness about breast cancer

PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Paint Port Pink, Mather Hospital’s annual month-long breast cancer community awareness outreach, kicks off Oct. 1 with the lighting of pink lights by community partners in Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, and surrounding communities. Paint Port Pink’s goal is to raise awareness about breast cancer, encourage annual mammograms, and bring the community together to fight this disease.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S., except for skin cancers, representing about 30 percent (or one in three) of all new female cancers each year. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the U.S. after lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Every two minutes someone is newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (Breast Cancer Research Foundation).Only one in three women over 40 have an annual mammogram.

Paint Port Pink will feature a special HealthyU webinar on Women’s Health on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at noon. Three physicians will talk about breast cancer, menopause, and mental health during the pandemic. Register at

“Pints for Pink” will celebrate the survivors and educate the community. Held at the Po’ Boy Brewery in Port Jefferson, the event will feature craft beers and ciders and information on breast health, screenings, treatments, and support groups. The $25 fee includes a free drink, a light dinner and registration for the 2023 Northwell Health Walk at Port Jefferson. Purchase tickets at Proceeds support the 2023 Walk for the benefit of the Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital.

Oct. 14 is “Wear Pink Day” and everyone – and their pets – are encouraged to get their pink on to raise awareness. Post photos on social media with #paintportpink and send them to to be posted on our Facebook page.

Decorate your business window for a chance to win tickets to a 2023 concert at Jones Beach. Send photos of your window by Oct. 20 to

Our popular “Pink Your Pumpkin” contest returns and encourages everyone to get creative with their pumpkins for a cause. Photos should be emailed to  by Oct. 24 and posted on social media with #paintportpink. The winner will be chosen Oct. 25 and will receive a $100 gift card.

A calendar of events and a list of Paint Port Pink community partners offering promotions to benefit the Fortunato Breast Health is at Call (631) 476-2723 for more information.

Our major Paint Port Pink sponsors are New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Lippencott Financial Group, Riverhead Toyota, and Accelerated Services Inc. Our Pints for Pink sponsors are Po’ Boy Brewery and Tuscany Gourmet Market. Our other sponsors include Bohemia Garden Center, Brookhaven Expeditors, C. Tech Collections,  Michael R. Sceiford  Financial Advisor / Edward Jones, PAP Landscape and Design , Inc., Precision Lawn Irrigation, and Swim King Pools and Patios.

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About Mather Hospital

Mather 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, respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has twice 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 was

rated high performing by U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings in colon cancer, COPD, geriatrics, heart failure, kidney disease, lung cancer surgery, orthopedics, and urology for 2021-2022. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit or follow us @MatherHospital on Facebook.


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 79,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.