The SASS Foundation for Medical Research, Inc. Continues to Raise Awareness Through Education

The SASS Foundation held is 8thAnnual Education Day: The Ovarian/Breast Cancer Connection at the East Wind Conference Center, Wading River, L.I. on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

ANS_2272This vital free day of educationprovided the latest updates and information on Ovarian and Breast Cancer and included a “Meet the Experts” Town Hall Forum in which world-renowned physicians discussed the most current information on diagnoses, treatment and prevention.   The day also included an Awards Ceremony, Keynote Address and an informative update by Dr. B. Hannah Ortiz, Gynecologic Oncologist, on the latest in treatments, clinical trials, and therapies in the battle to cureOvarian Cancer.  This event was moderated by Dr. Francis P. Arena, President& Co-Founder of The SASS Foundation.  The SASS Foundation Ovarian Awareness Day has been dedicated to the memory of Gerry Trunz, a courageous mother of four, who lost her battle to Ovarian Cancer.   The Gerry Trunz Memorial Award was presented to Long Island OCEANS (Long Island Ovarian Cancer Education, Advocacy, Networking and Support), with Sandra Rich, President accepting the award for her organization.  Suffolk County Legislator, District 6, Ms. Sara Anker presented citations to both Dr. Arena and Long Island Oceans in recognition of their great efforts in the battle to find a cure.

The SASS Foundation is grateful to Mr. Charles Trunz, participating pharmaceutical companies, Beauty for a Cure, Newsday and Walter Cameron Agency who helped to make this day possible.

The SASS Foundation will present its next education day, the 21stAnnual Breast/Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day,on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the L.I. Marriott in Uniondale.

It is the mission of The SASS Foundation and its co-founders, Martin & Barbara Sass, and Dr. Francis Arena, to provide access to the community on the latest treatments and therapies to help in the fight against cancer – in its belief that “Knowledge is power.”

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