West Haven News

Posted on: October 30, 2017

Committee gives $29K to YNHH for breast cancer programs

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 30, 2017 — From front left, Eileen Hansen, administrative manager of women’s oncology services at the Smilow Breast Center at Yale New Haven Hospital, Linda Penn, manager of integrative medicine and the Cingari Family Boutique at the Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Camille Servodidio, program manager of women’s oncology services at the Smilow Cancer Hospital, receive a $29,500 check from, from left, West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Committee members Jennifer Cavallaro and Beth A. Sabo and Mayor Edward M. O’Brien on Friday, Oct. 27, at City Hall.

The money, raised at the committee’s 17th annual Icy Plunge for the Cure in January, will maintain funding for patient information binders, which are given to each person diagnosed with breast cancer at Smilow, and for a hospitality cart, which provides snacks and other amenities for patients at the Smilow Breast Center.

The donation will also support funding for mastectomy specialty bras for uninsured patients through Looking Forward, an education and wellness program for cancer patients at Smilow.

Since its inception in 2001, the committee has collected more than $780,000 for breast cancer research and education.

The 2018 plunge is tapped for 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Savin Rock Beach.

(City Photo/Rob Granoth)

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