2013 Walk for Beauty


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    Janet Taormina of Patchogue, center, breast cancer survivor honoree for the 2013 Walk for Beauty, cuts the ribbon to start the walk on Sunday, Oct. 20. She is surrounded by, left to right: community honoree Jim Condron, Vice President and Market Manager of WALK AM/FM Radio, and his daughter, Sophia Condron; Gloria Rocchio, President, Ward Melville Heritage Organization, co-sponsor of the walk with Stony Brook Medicine; Edward Romaine, Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven; community honoree Leah S. Dunaief, Editor and Publisher of the Times Beacon Record newspapers; and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket).


    L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital and Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine, left, presents a plaque of appreciation to Janet Taormina of Patchogue, the 2013 breast cancer survivor honoree, during the 20th annual Walk for Beauty ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Stony Brook Village Center. Taormina was diagnosed in 2010 and treated at Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Wolfie, the Stony Brook University mascot, helps an unidentified walker get revved up for the 20th annual Walk for Beauty on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Stony Brook Village Center. Co-sponsored by Ward Melville Heritage Organization and Stony Brook Medicine, the walk has raised more than $1.175 million for breast cancer research at Stony Brook University since its inception in 1994. In addition, the walk has helped pay for prostheses and wigs for patients in need.