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August 2011

Celebrating 20 years of enhancing the lives of women affected by breast cancer

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In this Issue:

20 Lives, 20 Ways

Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny

Annual Symposium Save the Date

Upcoming breast cancer support groups

Wig donation program

Emergency aid for breast cancer patients in need

Women At Risk's breast cancer research, support, and education programs depend on the generosity of donors like you.

Clean up your clutter with a yard sale to benefit Women At Risk!

Organize a garage sale by gathering furniture, clothing, toys, and other items you no longer need. Then, donate the proceeds to WAR.

Contact Eric Dubinsky at edubinsky@womenatrisk
or 212-305-4486 to make arrangements.

NewYork-Presbyterian respects patient privacy.  If you wish to have your name removed from lists to receive fundraising requests supporting NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in the future, please either 1) write to us at: Director of Operations, Office of Development, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 525 East 68th Street, Box 123, New York, NY  10065; 2)  call us at 866-841-2420;
or 3) e-mail us at


Dear Friends,

Women At Risk has been busy all summer providing services for breast cancer patients and women at high risk, and planning lots of great events and programs for the fall.

Read on for news on recent happenings and upcoming events.

20 Lives, 20 Ways

NeugutTo celebrate our 20th Anniversary, WAR is profiling 20 individuals whose lives have been touched in some way by the many programs we have offered over the past two decades. If you, or someone you know, has been impacted by Women At Risk's work and would like to be potentially featured in this series, please send your story to Lisa Held at We'd love to hear from you!

6. Dr. Alfred Neugut

Dr. Neugut is a researcher at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center who received a grant from Women At Risk for research that looked at improving hormone therapy for breast cancer patients.

Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny

This fall, WAR will host its first play. Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny is a humorous, emotional and very real window into the life of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer.

The playwright, Jenny Saldaña, has toured venues around the country sharing her journey. The show is played out through a series of hysterical dream sequences and moments that reveal the world of a cancer patient.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Alumni Auditorium, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Columbia University Medical Center
William Black Building
650 W. 168th Street (between Broadway and & Ft. Washington Ave.)

*Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception to Follow Event*

Tickets: $20 Individual, $15 Student/Senior/Groups (over 10)

For tickets please call Eric Dubinsky at 212-305-4486 or email

Save the Date

Please mark your calendars for the Laurie Bass Sklaver Annual Symposium, our annual educational event at which leading physicians, health professionals, and advocates address a current issue in breast cancer. Details on the specific topic and speakers to follow.

Monday, November 14th, 2011
5:30 PM

UJA Federation of NY
130 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington)
7th Floor Conference Center

Upcoming breast cancer support groups

Friday, August 12 & 28, 2:00-3:00PM
Conference Room, Garden Floor, Herbert Irving Pavilion, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY
For more information, contact Nancy Singleton at 212-342-0297 or

Thursday, August 25, 10:00-11:30AM
Room 213, 7th Floor, Milstein Hospital Building, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY
For more information, contact Jenny Saldaña at 212-305-9894 or

Wig donation program

Women At Risk would like to thank the following companies for donating wigs for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who cannot afford to purchase one.

Salon Cecilia
Jacquelyn Wigs
Just For You Center
Underneath It All
Mr. Carmine International

Through their generosity, WAR was able to collect over 100 wigs, which will be distributed to patients free of charge.

We continue to accept wig donations. Please contact Nancy Singleton at 212-342-0297 or to make a donation.

Assistance for breast cancer patients in need

Women At Risk is proud to work with the Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance for non-medical expenses to breast cancer patients in need.

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If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact Nancy Singleton at 212-342-0297 or


Women At Risk is the breast cancer program of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center whose mission is to enhance the lives of women at high risk for and with breast cancer through research, education and support. For more information, visit us at or

To make a donation in honor of Women At Risk's 20th Anniversary year, please contact Eric Dubinsky at edubinksy@ or (212) 305-4486.

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