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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 24, 2018 — From 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; Alison Marcinek, senior development officer at YNHH; and Camille Servodidio, program manager of women’s oncology services at the Smilow Cancer Hospital, receive a $25,000 check from West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Committee members Anthony Cordone and Beth A. Sabo and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at City Hall.
The money, raised at the committee’s 18th 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 finance a new laptop for the YNHH Mobile Mammography Van and support funding for mastectomy specialty bras for uninsured patients through Looking Forward, an education and wellness program for cancer patients at Smilow.
Since the first plunge in 2001, the committee has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research and education.
The 2019 plunge, tapped for 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Savin Rock Beach, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Program.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)