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August 19, 2019
 

Celebration of Survivorship 2019


News from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program
August 16, 2019
Contact: Lyn Dobrin, 516-997-8545

 

Annual Adelphi Breast Cancer Celebration of Survivorship on October 3
Four Breast Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories

Four breast cancer survivors will tell their powerful stories at the Annual Celebration of Survivorship of the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program on Thursday, October 3 at 7 pm. The event, which will be held in the Adelphi Performing Arts Center, is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

The four women are Barbara Ehrenpreis (28-year survivor), Margaret Bores (30-year survivor), Estafany Carolina Garay (5 ½-year survivor) and Cindy Kaye-Fink (25-year survivor).

Barbara Ehrenpreis was referred to the Adelphi Breast Cancer by the hospital where she was receiving chemotherapy. She joined a support group and her life took a different turn. After completing the group, Barbara volunteered to be a hotline volunteer. That led her to the decision to attend the Adelphi School of Social Work and completed a Masters Degree in Social Work.

Today Barbara is a Licensed Clinical Social Work, working for NorthWell Health Hospice Care Network, providing support to hospice patients on the Palliative Care Unit at NorthWell Manhasset, as well as in their homes.

Margaret Bores played professional basketball for the New Jersey Amazons at age 17, opening for the Harlem Globe Trotters at the Renaissance Club in Harlem. In 1979 she refereed one of the first women’s college basketball games played at Madison Square Garden.

After her four children graduated from college, she earned degrees in physical therapy psychology, and exercise physiology. While attending college, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and when she recovered, spent ten years as a member of the Living with Breast Cancer Program, organizing and maintaining the lending library and teaching breast self-exam. She has been a breast health educator, speaking at colleges, factories, stores and community centers and for 10 years she taught the exercise program for the Arthritis Society

Estefany Carolina Garay is a first generation American…her parents emigrated from El Salvador in 1980 and she was born here and grew up in Freeport. She earned a B.A. from Hofstra University and M.P.A (Magna Cum Laude) from LIU Post.

Today she is director of the Town of North Hempstead’s Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury.  She is responsible for programming and maintenance of the facility and oversees an afterschool program with over 50 children and a summer activities program with 80 children.

Cindy Kaye-Fink was 36 years old with two young children and a full-time job as a court reporter when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She reached out to the Young Women’s Support Group at the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program where she met with others in her situation and gained the support she needed to go on. In 2010 breast cancer returned. After a mastectomy, reconstruction and more chemo, today she is in remission and giving back by becoming a volunteer with the Adelphi program. She still meets monthly with the group of women from her original support group

The event will be held in a new location—the Performing Arts Center at Adelphi University in Garden City. The doors open at 7 pm (raffles available) and the program begins at 7:30 pm. Note: because of restrictions with the new location, no food will be served

Please register for this free event Register by phone: 516.877.4325 or email:  breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu (If calling to register, please mention it’s for Celebration of Survivorship and the number of guests joining you.) You can also register online at https://breast-cancer.adelphi.edu/au_event/celebration-of-survivorship-2019/

Additionally, a commemorative journal to support the work of the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program will be printed and distributed the evening of the Celebration. Ads must be received by September 13. For information CALL OR VISIT 516.877.4370 https://breast-cancer.adelphi.edu/journal-ad-submission_celebration-2019/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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