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Lazio Marks Women's History Month by Supporting the Work of Lorraine Pace and Other Breast Cancer Survivors 

March 11, 2010

On March 11, former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio visited with breast cancer survivors, including Lorraine Pace, Co-Founder and Co-President, Breast Cancer Help, Inc., who spearheaded the West Islip breast cancer mapping project, which pinpointed breast cancer clusters in the area and showed a link between certain environmental factors and breast
cancer. 

Mr. Lazio toured Breast Cancer Help's Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center, which provides increased cancer awareness to promote education and early detection while providing complimentary services to all cancer patients and survivors while providing much-needed support. As an elected official, Mr. Lazio has supported legislation that improved the quality of
life for women, including the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act, and fought for healthcare strategies focused on prevention.

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Women's History Month, with the national theme being "Writing Women Back Into History." "The theme is appropriate, timely and long overdue," Mr. Lazio said. "The women of New York have historically been pioneers in the women's movement. From voting and reproductive rights to health issues like ovarian and breast cancer, New York women have led the way to change."

Mr. Lazio also pointed out Breast Cancer Help's clothing bin program not only helps preserve the environment by keeping unwanted clothes out of landfills, but also provides a vital source of funding to Breast Cancer Help, Inc. and its programs. Mr. Lazio has personally reached out to supporters to get these bins placed on their properties. Breast Cancer Help currently has more than 70 bins throughout Suffolk, Nassau and Queens Counties. Since its inception, the program has raised more than $1 million for Breast Cancer Help, Inc.

Lazio Marks Women's History Month by visiting breast cancer survivors, including Lorraine Pace, Co-Founder and Co-President, Breast Cancer Help, Inc.

Pictured (left to right): Susan Piccininni, Staff Member, Breast Cancer Help, Inc.; Lorraine Pace, Co-President, Breast Cancer Help, Inc.; John Pace, Board Member, Breast Cancer Help, Inc.; former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio; Janet Rodgers, Cancer Research Fund Co-Chair, Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York, and Breast Cancer Help volunteer; and breast cancer survivors Marisa Marciano and Theresa Valardi

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