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Celebration of Survivorship 2019
October 3, 2019


Margo Bores (30 year survivor) 
Breast Health Educator

Barbara Ehrenpreis, LCSW (28 year survivor) 
Northwell Health Hospice Care Network

Estefany Carolina Garay (5.5 year survivor)
Director, Yes We Can Community Center

Cindy Kaye-Fink (25 year survivor)
Volunteer, Former Support Group Member


Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Cancer Patients
May 28, 2019

Dr. Diana Martins-Welch, a board-certified Palliative medicine physician and medical cannabis clinician discussed the potential medical benefits of cannabis and the basis for how cannabis works in the human body via the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Diana Martins-Welch is an expert on the NY Medical Cannabis program. She discussed how one qualifies for the program and can get registered.

Download and view Dr. Diana Martins-Welch’s presentation from the evening.

Press Conference 2019
April 26, 2019

Senator Kevin Thomas and Senator Todd Kaminsky held a press conference at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program. They announced the awarding of $383,000 from the LI Senate delegation to The Adelphi Breast Cancer Program.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Gong Meditation
March 14, 2019


Jacob Cooper
Licensed Master Social Worker, Certified Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master

Marc Switko
NYS Licensed Psychotherapist and Counselor

Discussion: The importance of tailoring breast cancer screening for each individual.
February 26, 2019


Conellia Ha, MD 
Director of Radiology and Women’s Imaging
CHSLI, Mercy Medical Center

Jeannie Colamussi, RN, CN-BN
Patient Navigator
CHSLI, Mercy Medical Center

Download and view Dr. Conellia Ha’s presentation from the evening

Breast Reconstruction – Know Your Options
November 27, 2018


Dr. Noël B. Natoli, MD, FACS Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Reconstruction,
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC

Anne Hogan Reconstruction Patient of Dr. Natoli, Volunteer with the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program

Dr. Ron Israeli, MD, FACS Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Reconstruction,
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC

Lucienne Colombo Reconstruction Patient of Dr. Israeli

Mollie Sugarman Clinical Director, Patient Empowerment Program,
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC

Dr. Noël B. Natoli, MD, FACS
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC

Download and view Dr. Noël B. Natoli’s presentation from the evening

Dr. Ron Israeli, MD, FACS
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC

Download and view Dr. Ron Israeli’s presentation from the evening

Download and view the video Reconstructed Interviews

Download and view the Husband Video

View the video Guided Imagery (This is a tool to help women cope while undergoing mastectomy and breast reconstruction) 

View the SOS video (SOS, or the Sisterhood of Support Group, is a group for breast cancer survivors at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC)

Watch the video RESTORED. Dr. Israeli creates life cast sculptures of some of his mastectomy and breast reconstruction patients. These sculptures are done to heighten awareness about, and provide a tangible understanding of, what it means to undergo mastectomy and reconstruction. Dr. Israeli hopes that these completed life cast sculptures will also offer a sense of hope and inspiration to women coping with breast cancer everywhere.


Celebration of Survivorship 2018
October 18, 2018

Award Presentation Honoring
Kat’s Ribbon of Hope


Susan Leach 
Support Group Member

Geralyn Lucas 

Sonia Avery-Willams, RN
Former Support Group Member

Jeffrey Flynn
Volunteer, Former Support Group Member


Genetics and Breast Cancer
May 22, 2018


Sharona Cohen, MS, CGC Certified Genetic Counselor, Director, Cancer Genetic Program at Northwell Health

Download and view the Genetics and Breast Cancer Powerpoint Presentation from the evening.

Environmental Impact on Breast Cancer
April 16, 2018


Laura Vandenberg, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts-Amherst,
School of Public Health & Health Sciences

Laura Weinberg, President, Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition

Karen Miller, President, Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition


Download and view the Environmental Impact on Breast Cancer Powerpoint Presentation from the evening.

Exercise Strategies for Cancer Survivors

March 20, 2018


Debbie Hughes, Co-founder, Strength for Life

Sexuality and Breast Cancer

November 16, 2017


Jill Maura Rabin, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine,
Co-Chief, Division of Ambulatory Care & Women’s Health Programs-PCAP Services, Northwell Health

Chris Karampahtsis, MD., MPH Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital

Lori LeGrand, LCSW, Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital

Carole Filangieri, PhD, Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital

Download and view the Sexuality and Breast Cancer Powerpoint Presentation from the evening.

Managing Your Lymphedema

November 6, 2017


Thomas Davenport MD, FACS, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
Michele Hughes OTR/L, Pink Lotus Therapy
Diana Tjaden PT, DPT, Founder and Director of Full Circle Breast Cancer Recovery Program
Diane Raspanti LANA, CLT, LMT, Westbury Total Health Care

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Download and view the Lymphedema Powerpoint Presentation from the evening.

Celebration of Survivorship

October 17, 2017


Christina Demosthenous, Michele Pincus, Esq., and the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program Social Work Staff

The Power of Support Groups for Breast Cancer Patients

September 13, 2017


Social workers who run the support group for breast cancer survivors and past members of support groups from the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline Program will discuss their experiences and ongoing research.

Click here to view the powerpoint presentation from the evening.

Fertility and Breast Cancer

July 10, 2017


Dr. Avner Hershlag, MD, FACOG

Using Mindfulness and Meditation to Cope with Breast Cancer

May 22, 2017


Jacob Cooper, CH, LMSW, RMT

Feel Better and Have More Energy

May 1, 2017


Hillary Sachs, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

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How To Interpret Your Medical Results

December 13, 2016


Mitchell A. Adler, MD, JD, MPH, FACP
Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Northwell Health Physician Partners

Celebration of Survivorship 2016

October 25, 2016


Dr. Donna Bacon
Professor, Chairperson of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Nassau Community College

Bonnie Oringer, JD.
Certified Exercise Specialist, Health Coach & Personal Trainer
Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center

Dorothy Vance Forte
VP Outreach; Director
Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer

Bonnie Hirschhorn
Outreach Volunteer
Adelphi Breast Cancer Program

Hillary Rutter, LCSW

Executive Director, Adelphi Breast Cancer Program
Celebrating 20 years of leadership in the breast cancer community

I Don’t Want To Be A Guinea Pig: Understanding Clinical Trials

May 24, 2016

This panel discussion will shed light on the clinical trials process. Northwell Health Cancer Institute experts will debunk myths and perceptions about clinical trials.


George Raptis, MD, MBA
Acting Executive Director,
Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Jan Stieb, RN
Administrative Director, Clinical Research,
Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Josephine C. Peterson, MPH

Current Clinical Trials Patient

Nutrition Forum

May 1, 2016

This free forum focused on the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Nutrition Defense Against Cancer. There was also a healthy recipe demonstration.


Diane Dembicki, Ph.D., LMT, CYT
Clinical Associate Professor

Kaitlin Morris, M.S.
Nutrition Graduate Student

Helene Konsker, M.S., RD, CDN
Nutrition Director

Executive Chef William Wright

Celebration of Survivorship 2015

October 13, 2015


Frances M. Visco, J.D.
Founder and President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition

Karen Joy Miller
Founder and President of the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

Gwendolyn Harrison
Retired elementary school teacher and breast cancer community volunteer.

Myra Taylor
Volunteer with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program

Erica Desrosiers, Ph.D.
Daughter of Volunteer Myra Taylor

Long Island Ducks Breast Cancer Awareness Game

September 1, 2015

Colin, grandson of volunteer Marcia Partridge, was asked to throw out the first pitch at this years LI Ducks game on September 1, 2015.

Stress Reduction Forum

March 26, 2015

Lauren Fisch, M.S., LMT,  Wellness Services for Stress Relief (Rocking the Road for a Cure)
Jonathan M. Jackson, Ph.D. ,
Director at the Center for Psychological Services for Adelphi University

Nutrition Seminar

March 23, 2015

Hillary Sachs, M.S., RD, CDN,  is a dietitian at the Monter Cancer Center and NSLIJ Department of Radiation Medicine. She provided a nutrition seminar to our volunteers. She uses evidence based information to help patients minimize treatment related side effects and to guide survivors towards health and wellness.

Celebration of Survivorship 2014

October 15, 2014


Tom Maligno, Esq. (2 year survivor):
Tom Maligno is the Executive Director of the William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center and Director of Pro Bono and Public Service at Touro Law Center.

Katerina Dinas-Raptis (2 year survivor):

Founder of Kat’s Ribbon of Hope, Inc.

Legislator Siela A. Bynoe (10 year survivor):
Nassau County Legislator for the Second Legislative District

Narges Rothermel (36 year survivor):
Adelphi Breast Cancer Program Hotline Volunteer

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Creative Cups Preview Clips

July 6, 2014

Hillary Rutter and Dale Flashner appeared on the Today Show with Pat Battle to talk about our upcoming Creative Cups Fundraiser.

» Watch the video on nbcnews,com

Ask the Experts: Medical Update and Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

June 18, 2014


George Raptis, M.D., M.B.A.:
Dr. Raptis is the Associate Chief for Oncology at the North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and is Vice President for the Oncology Network for the Health System.

Janna Andrews, M.D.:
Dr. Andrews is an attending physician at NSLIJ Cancer Institute.

Melissa L. Pilewskie, M.D.:
Dr. Pilewskie’s practice is dedicated exclusively to the treatment of breast diseases. She performs all aspects of breast cancer surgery, seeing patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center in Manhattan and their regional care facility in Commack.

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From Farm to Table: What Breast Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Nutrition

April 29, 2014


Hillary Sachs, M.S., RD, CDN:
Dietitian at the Monter Cancer Center and NSLIJ Department of Radiation Medicine.
Mitchell SuDock:
Chef/owner of Mitch & Toni’s American Bistro in Albertson, NY

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Breast Cancer: Genetic Counseling, Genetic Risk Factors and Current Research

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Tiffany A. Troso-Sandoval, M.D.
Board-certified medical oncologist with a special interest in women’s health and in cancers that affect women, including breast, ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers.
Angela G. Arnold, M.S., CGC
provides guidance to people on their genetic predisposition to, and risk for, cancer.

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In a Fog: The Physical and Emotional Effects of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

 May 21, 2014


Nina D’Abreo, M.D.
Winthrop-University Hospital
Michael V. Genovese, M.D.
Winthrop-University Hospital

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