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PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER'S NYSDOH CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM OF SUFFOLK COUNTY AND LI2DAY WALK TEAM RAISING AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER AND OTHER WOMEN’S CANCERS


 (RIVERHEAD, NY – March 13, 2014) Peconic Bay Medical Center’s LI2Day Walk Team will once again be participating in the Long Island 2 Day Walk to support breast cancer and other women’s cancer patients right here on Long Island. 

In order to raise the necessary funds to support this cause, they will be hosting a Chinese Auction/Dinner on April 24, 2014 at the Hyatt Place, Riverhead. Doors open at 6pm. One hundred percent of the money raised here stays right here on Long Island! Peconic Bay Medical Center has been a beneficiary of this event in the past.  Peconic Bay Medical Center's NYSDOH Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County was a proud beneficiary of  $28,900 from the 2013 Long Island 2 Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer, for their participation in the two-day, 35 mile walk to raise awareness and funding for the fight against breast cancer on Long Island. The funds received benefit members of the community.

This year’s walk will be held on June 7, 2014. The one-day half marathon (13.1 miles) encourages awareness for the fight against breast cancer and other women’s cancers, celebrates survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

The LI2Day, since it’s concept in 2004, has raised over $4 MILLION to assist Long Islanders with medical expenses, transportation, prosthetics and wigs, physical therapy, childcare, research and education. Since the inception of the LI2Day Scholarship Fund in 2005, over $105,000 has been awarded to graduating seniors residing in Nassau and Suffolk Counties who have a parent or guardian who has had breast cancer. LI2Day has also expanded its mission to include bringing awareness and funding to other women’s cancers. Through LI2Day’s diverse beneficiary organizations they are helping women, men and their families have a fighting chance.

About PBMC Health

PBMC Health is a comprehensive continuum of care focused on serving the full range of health and wellness needs of the people of Suffolk County. The continuum includes Peconic Bay Medical Center, located in Riverhead; Peconic Bay Home Health Services, serving all of Suffolk County; Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, located in Riverhead; Peconic Bay Outpatient Physical Therapy, located in Riverhead; Peconic Bay Primary & Family Care Practices, with offices in Mattituck, Hampton Bays, Center Moriches, Riverhead and Westhampton Beach; and The Gertrude and Louis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care in Manorville. For more information, visit PBMCHealth.org

About Peconic Bay Medical Center

Peconic Bay Medical Center is a non-profit medical facility committed to providing exceptional care and improving the health of the communities it serves. Peconic Bay Medical Center offers wide ranging, full-scope services and programs along with state-of-the-art technology. The award-winning Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery is home to the da Vinci Surgical Robotics Program. PBMC is a Bariatric Center of Excellence, a designated Stroke Center, and recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. In addition to being the recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Total Joint Replacement for Hip and Knee, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Plus Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, and the Aetna
Institute of Quality® for Total Joint Replacement, PBMC has also earned a 5-Star Rating from U.S. News & World Report for Skilled Nursing Facility, which was named one of the nation’s highest quality nursing homes. As a major clinical campus for the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, PBMC hosts graduate medical education programs in Family Medicine and Traditional Internship. Peconic Bay Medical Center is a member of the East End Health Alliance and affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. For more information, visit PBMCHealth.org