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Local Cancer Organization Announces Annual Spirit Awards
Support Connection, which provides free support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, honors those who represent and enhance their mission, by presenting the 2010 Spirit Awards.
This year’s Spirit Award recipients are:
SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARDS: Support Connection’s Peer Counselors: Tina Coyle, Granite Springs, NY; Andrea Karl, Putnam Valley, NY; and Robin Perlmutter, Briarcliff Manor, NY: Honored for their kindness, compassion, and dedication, and for making a positive difference in the lives of so many people living with breast or ovarian cancer who have come to Support Connection for help.
MARIA RUBINO JENNINGS SPIRIT OF CARING AWARD: Amy Sayegh and “Community Cares”: Mahopac, NY: Honored for exemplifying Maria’s belief in helping others. Under Amy’s leadership, “Community Cares” supports families in medical crisis with meals, laundry and cleaning services during cancer treatment and other illnesses.
SPIRIT OF GIVING AWARD: Douglas Dill, Yorktown Heights, NY: Honored for his numerous years of consistent, selfless, and generous support of Support Connection’s mission.
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS: Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, Lagrangeville, NY; and The Beth C. Tortolani Foundation, Manhasset, NY: Honored for their long-term commitment to Support Connection’s mission, enabling the organization to maintain and enhance their counseling services.
HUMANITARIANS OF THE YEAR: Robin and Gary Murphy and the staff of Maid Brigade, Valhalla, NY: Honored for their generosity which helps lighten the day-to-day load of people affected by cancer, as well as their time and efforts to increase awareness about Support Connection’s mission and to raise funds their programs and services.
To pay tribute to the honorees with a congratulatory Journal Ad, or to purchase tickets to the Gala, contact Anne Corsano, Support Connection, at 914-962-6402, anne.corsano@
SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through their toll-free hotline and website they serve people throughout the country. With Support Connection, those living with breast and ovarian cancer don’t have to face it alone. To learn more, call 914-962-6402 (toll-free: 800-532-4290)
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Support Connection’s 2010 Gala Committee met recently to announce the organization’
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Support Connection brings help & hope to those affected by breast & ovarian cancer by connecting them to others who’ve been there. Support groups, 1-on-1 peer counseling, information, wellness & educational programs. In person & toll-free: 800-532-4290.