Executive Director of Breast Cancer Help, Inc.
Kenneth Bermudez has been a member of Breast Cancer Help’s Board of Directors for the past 12 years, most recently as its senior vice president. A resident of Smithtown, NY, Mr. Bermudez first became involved with Breast Cancer Help when his late wife Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Now a retired manager of customer service for the United States Postal Service, Mr. Bermudez began an aggressive campaign for insurance coverage for stem cell infusion for federal workers and their spouses, ultimately effecting a change in the law.
“There is no better way to spend my time and honor my late wife than to continue my mission to bring about awareness of breast cancer,” Mr. Bermudez said. “Breast Cancer Help, Inc. is committed to finding a cure and to helping women and men affected by this insidious disease.”
Breast Cancer Help, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization co-founded by breast cancer survivor Lorraine Pace to spread awareness of the disease, promote education, and serve other patients and survivors with social support and wellness programs. In 2001, Breast Cancer Help purchased the first digital mammography unit on Long Island at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The digital mammography detects images of small tumors that traditional film-screen mammograms may not. In 2003, Breast Cancer Help opened its Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center.
Mr. Bermudez graduated from West Babylon High School and received a degree in business administration from the New York Institute of Technology. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.
“Kenneth is a tremendous asset to Breast Cancer Help, Inc. and a tireless advocate of breast cancer research, awareness, and prevention,” Pace said. “We are extremely pleased to have him as executive director.”