WEST ISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION’S 3RD ANNUAL BRUNCH “CLOSING IN ON CANCER” HONORS KISMET’S WARREN LEM
October 26, 2008
West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition’s 3rd Annual Brunch “Closing In On Cancer” held at Southward Ho Country Club, Bay
Shore, NY. This brunch is held
every year as a gift to our community on the latest breast cancer awareness. It
is open to our community and especially to the many generous people that help
us make our funding possible.
West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition raises fund to
support our “Lend A Helping Hand” program, which provides services for men and
women going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Funds raised also
goes to donations to Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Health Center and Mammography
Suite, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and lobbying efforts in Albany, NY and
Washington DC for Breast Cancer Legislation.
Patricia Licata, President of the WIBCC welcomed
everyone and honored past president of 14 years Virginia Regnante.
Patricia also introduced the board of the WIBCC, Margaret Campise,
Evelyn Demmers, Alice Lynch, Judy Resnick and our office secretary Debbie Zisman; and announced
we will now be covering all gynecological cancers.
Amanda Corey, West Islip High School sang the
Amanda is a member of the All State Mixed Choir.
Alice Lynch, brunch chairperson introduced Sister
Ellen Moore OP, Good Samaritan Pastoral Care who gave the Invocation.
chairperson of the “Clam Shucking Contest”, gave recognition to the community
for their support of the event. Special recognition went to Warren & Lee Lem for without them and their restaurant The Out, none of
this would be possible. The Out
has provided support to WIBCC for the past 14 years, by holding the annual
“Clam Shucking Contest” with all proceeds going to the coalition for it’s
programs. Margaret also gave mention to other key people involved with the
event such as Linda & Buddy Schumacher, Tim and Jane Mooney & Dorothea
Margaret also had the opportunity to thank John Staluppi, owner of Atlantic Hyundai for his generous
donation of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra, which helped to
raise the $47, 800, made at the “Clam Shucking Contest” this year. Special recognition
also to John Picket, Dan Toomey and Robert Wasilko,
the team at Atlantic Hyundai. A beautiful plaque of appreciation from
the WIBCC and a Certificate of Appreciation from Angie Carpenter, Suffolk
County Treasurer was presented. Dan Toomey and Robert Wasilko accepted the
plaque and certificate.
Dr. Paula M. Smith of Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratories was the keynote speaker. Dr. Paula gave a presentation on the
latest discoveries and developments presently underway at Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratories. Paula invited everyone to come to CSHL for a tour to see what is
going on there. The presentation was very informative and was followed by a
question and answer period. Patricia Licata then presented Dr. Paula Smith with a donation of
$10,000 to CSHL for research.
Mr. and Mrs.Joe “Boomer”
Kelly and Lee Lem
Warrem Lem and
Kismet Supporters Buddy And Linda Schumacher
Angie Carpenter, Suffolk County Treasurer,
presented a proclamation to Warren & Lee Lem,
owners of the Out Restaurant, Kismet F.I., honoring their commitment and valuable
contributions made to the WIBCC for Long Island Inc.
THE BOARD OF THE WIBCC
. A beautiful plaque of appreciation from the WIBCC
and a Certificate of Appreciation from Angie Carpenter, Suffolk County
Treasurer was presented. Dan
Toomey and Robert Wasilko accepted the plaque and