Glow Of Hope Ceremony Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife Linda joined breast cancer survivors and other members of the community for a “Glow of Hope” program on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Building was lit pink in order to raise awareness of early detection for breast cancer and to celebrate the lives of those affected by the disease.

“Until we have a cure, our best weapon is still regular screening, early detection and timely treatment,” said County Executive Mangano. “As we light the dome pink we think of all the people who are battling breast cancer, all who have survived and all we must do to beat this disease. Together we can and will make the critical difference and save lives.”

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. In 2017, about 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. About 63,410 non-invasive forms of breast cancer will be diagnosed. And about 40,610 women will die from breast cancer this year.

Also in attendance at the ceremony (and pictured above), were: Geri Barish, Executive Director of Hewlett House and President of 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition; The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Group; members of Mercy Hospital; members of Winthrop Hospital; members of South Nassau Communities Hospital; Dr. Maryellen Greenberg; and various people in support of this cause.

Want It In Print?

We now offer matted and framed copies of articles upon request.

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

Leave a Reply




Long Island, Let’s Lead on Climate

BY Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive As I write this, the skies above Long Island are filled with smoke blown east from the wildfires raging...

Local School Adds Holocaust Memoir By Syosset Resident To Curriculum

Holocaust education is mandatory in New York State, but one local writer wants Nassau County schools to use his father’s incredible story from World...

Tyra Banks Talks New Hosting Gig With Dancing With The Stars

Fascinated by the entertainment business at such a young age, Tyra Banks has proven to everyone that she is a force to be reckoned...

Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City: Gold Diggers of 1933 | At-Home Discussion: Video Introduction,...

Design The Perfect Room With Safavieh’s Interior Design Experts

Safavieh, a high-end retailer for quality home furnishing offers complementary design services to help meet all of your design needs. Whether you are looking...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.