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Winter 2023 | Issue 10
On behalf of the MWCABC Board and myself, I want to take this opportunity to celebrate all our warriors, survivors, supporters, volunteers, miracle workers, researchers and health care professionals who support the mission and vision of the Coalition. I especially want to thank our community who supports us both financially and emotionally and is essential in facilitating our cause. The Coalition will continue to support research that will change the direction and course of the disease and to offer support and resources to women in need. As noted in this newsletter, the many wonderful, committed and caring efforts of all in facilitating the Coalition efforts have been and continue to be tremendous.  We are Eternally Grateful. Thank You!

With Gratitude,

Susan Neville, PHD, RN
President and VP Research
Ladies' Night Out 2022
The Annual 26th Ladies' Night Out, chaired by Paula Chiarucci, was a resounding success this year after a hiatus due to the Covid Pandemic. The fundraiser was held on October 19, 2022 at Leonard's Palazzo in Great Neck where the event was sold out with over 450 attendees. Great food and an open bar contributed to the party atmosphere in the Grand Ballroom. The evening followed a tight schedule which began with vendor shopping, presentation of Research Grant Proposal Funding to the Three Researchers Cycle 2022, followed by a magnificent silent auction chaired by Joy Sargent and Shaz Panzik, a calendar raffle chaired by Kelly Cacioppo, and a gift card raffle chaired by Ashley Selsor. The whole room's attention was captured and held by a heartfelt poem written and presented by a very special woman, Miriam Witzke-Sarduy. The evening then took a festive turn with the "fan favorite" fashion show, sponsored by Gallery Couture. Along with the MWCABC recipients/models who walked the runway, three male doctors joined in on the fun and showcased the new Loop Men fashion. To close out the successful evening, attendees took cookies and coffee to-go as they left for the night. All funds raised will go to helping the women with breast and other cancers in our community.  
The night was PINK!
Town Supervisor Jen DeSena had Town Hall lit up apropos to celebrate Ladies' Night Out!

The annual run/walk took place on October 2nd at Mary Jane Davies Park and wove through the beautiful streets of Manhasset finishing on Andrew Road. The event was chaired by Aileen Barry & Theresa McCabe. Over 550 runners & walkers came out on a cloudy and windy day to participate! We are thankful to all of the volunteers, sponsors and participants! It was a wonderful way to raise awareness in the community while supporting the MWCABC.
Meet our Board
Marybeth Accurso, VP Treasurer
Kelly Cacioppo, Director; Social Media
Robin Camera, Director; Technology
Paula Chiarucci, Director; Events
Leslie Fleck, Corresponding Secretary
Dorothy Forte, VP Outreach
Sabine Hairabedian, Director; Outreach
Laura Hull: Recording Secretary
Monique Koch: Past Co-President
Lynn Minutillo: Past Co-President
Sue Neville: President & VP Research
Bea Roth: General Counsel
Kristin Stevens: VP Junior Coalition
*not pictured Leslie Fleck & Laura Hull

Thank you to the The Dejana Foundation! They recently presented the MWCABC with an unrestricted grant to assist in supporting the mission of the Coalition.


Port Washington Schreiber High School Viking Football Team

The Port Washington Schreiber High School Viking football team did more than just wear pink socks in October 2022. The team, led by Head Coach Kevin Cloghessey, raised funds for our Outreach Program. Varsity players Andrew & Christian Sarchese, whose family has benefitted from the services of the MWCABC Outreach Program, helped design a Breast Cancer Awareness tee shirt that they and their teammates sold, along with other awareness merchandise, to raise over $2300 in funds that will help many local families dealing with breast cancer. The Vikings are so proud to support MWCABC!

We were thrilled to present grants to our current research recipients at LNO:

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Harnessing Senolytic CAR T Cells for The Treatment of Breast Cancer
Dr. Corina Amor, MD, PHD

NYU Langone Medical Center Grossman School of Medicine
Repurposing Small Molecules Against Rna Polymerase I To Target Metastatic Breast Cancer
Dr. C. Theresa Vincent, PhD & Dr. Robert Schneider, PhD

Feinstein Institute of Medicine of Northwell Health
Identifying Novel Strategies to Predict and Inhibit IRF5- Mediated Breast Cancer Metastasis
Dr. Betsy J. Barnes, PhD
The 2026 Junior Coalition held their Pink Ball at the Strathmore Vanderbilt Club in November

Holiday Cookie Baskets
Girls from all classes baked, wrapped and delivered cookies to our Outreach Recipients this holiday season.

Handmade Ornament Sale

The 2025 Junior Coalition spread good cheer and raised money for the MWCABC by making and selling beautiful handmade ornaments at Raindew.
MWCABC 5k Walk/Run

It was all hands on deck for the annual Fun Run. Girls from all classes provided assistance in every aspect of the 5k. They were there bright and early to set up, check people in, organize shirts, hand out coffee and cheer people on for the race!

If you are interested in volunteering with the Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer, click here
Your gifts, both large and small, will help us to continue to play a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer and related diseases and enable us to provide support services to hundreds of women and their families that need our help. Together we can make a difference! DONATE HERE or below!

The Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization