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Baldwin Gala to Support SBUMC Research

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CarolBaldwin08The 2009 Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Gala will honor the life and work of Carol M. Baldwin, breast cancer survivor, advocate, and founder of the Fund, as she nears her 80th birthday. The Fund supports research at Stony Brook University Medical Center investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer. The gala takes place on Saturday, October 24, at the Huntington Hilton in Melville.

In addition to Baldwin as distinguished honoree, the gala will also honor two other individuals. Wadie F. Bahou, Vice Dean for Research at SBUMC, will receive the Dr. Michael Maffetone Award, given to a physician in the field of breast cancer who shows exceptional commitment in searching for a cure of the disease. John A. Danzi, Chairman of the Board, Long Island Hotels, will be presented with the Corporate Champion Award, given to a Long Island Company or individual who demonstrates exceptional commitment in the fight against breast cancer.

The gala begins with a cocktail hour at 6:30 pm. Dinner starts at 7:30 pm with music and dancing until 11:30 pm. Music will be provided by New York Heat. Black tie is optional.

Individual tickets are $300 each. A table of 10 is $2,500. Sponsorship tables are available, including the Breast Cancer Survivor Table ($2,500), Silver Sponsor ($5,000), Gold Sponsor ($10,000), and Platinum Sponsor ($15,000).

For more information about the annual gala or the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, call 444-4300 or visit

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