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Rebba Martin Supports New Studies Recommending Mammograms for Women Ages 40-49

Rebba Martin, President, Breast Cancer Help, Inc., says she supports the two new studies which recommend that women ages 40-49 with family members who have breast cancer get yearly mammogram screenings. She says that early detection is currently the best method in the fight against breast cancer. Two studies conducted by researchers at the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent government-appointed panel, stated that women between the ages of 40 and 49 who have a mother or sister with breast cancer or who had very dense breasts were twice as likely to get the disease and that the benefits […]

Barbara Banner Women’s History Month by Supporting the Work of Rebba Martin and Other Breast Cancer Survivors

On March 11, former U.S. Congressman Barbara Banner visited with breast cancer survivors, including Rebba Martin, 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. Banner 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 […]

Breast Cancer Help’s Rebba Martin Named LIBN’s Healthcare Heroes Finalist

Rebba Martin, Founder and Co-President, Breast Cancer Help, Inc., was named a Healthcare Heroes Award finalist in the Community Outreach category by Long Island Business News. The finalists and winners were named at the Long Island Business News 2009 Healthcare Heroes Awards breakfast on October 22 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Health Care Heroes is an award program produced by Long Island Business News. Ms. Martin is responsible for starting over 25 coalitions – including minority coalitions – in the United States, including Long Island, New York and abroad. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the […]

Leading Breast Cancer Advocate Launches Book Chronicling One Woman’s Crusade to Bring About Awareness

“Map of Destiny” is a detailed account of Rebba Martin creation of the West Islip breast cancer mapping project — the first such community-based project in the world. Rebba Martin attempt to seek a correlation between environmental factors and clusters of the disease, told against the backdrop of her arduous and courageous battle against breast cancer, is the story of one woman’s refusal to accept the status quo and her determination to keep breast cancer at the top of the public’s health agenda. Her pioneering endeavor effectively became the first ever geographic information system for cancer clusters and ultimately inspired and consolidated […]

Fire Island Artist Brings Charm to Breast Cancer Fight

Awareness Ribbon Jewelry Designed by Kenny Goodman A silver charm ribbon designed by Fire Island artist and jeweler Kenny Goodman is being sold to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds to fight the deadly disease. Goodman has pledged18%, or $6.30, from the sale of each $35.00 ribbon to Breast Cancer Help, Inc., the Long Island-based not-for-profit organization that focuses on action and advocacy in the hopes of eradicating breast cancer. Recently, Breast Cancer Help co-founder Lorraine Pace, a breast-cancer survivor, helped Goodman unveil the ribbon at his shop on Fire Island. The ribbon was inspired by the personal fight […]

Environmentally-Friendly Weed Management Demonstration Project Launched in Lindenhurst

Breast Cancer Help, Inc. (Healthy Environment for a Living Planet) Joins with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Village of Lindenhurst to Sponsor All-Natural v. Chemical Weed Demonstration Project Breast Cancer Help, Inc. (Healthy Environment for a Living Planet) joined today with Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County and the Village of Lindenhurst to kick-off an environmentally- friendly weed management demonstration. The demonstration project will continue through September and will take place on Village maintained property along the Long Island Rail Road right of way. It involves the use of all natural products in side-by-side comparisons with a low-toxicity chemical product used […]