County raises money for breast cancer research


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  • County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus is joined by, from left, Anna Trocino, Hillary Gozigian and Darcy Czajka of the American Cancer Society at his office in Goshen. Neuhaus presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $2,601 which he raised to benefit the organization's Real Men Wear Pink Hudson Valley campaign. The County Executive also announced that the County's Team Healthy Orange Goes Pink raised an additional $2,010 for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.



Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $2,601 which he raised to benefit the organization's Real Men Wear Pink Hudson Valley campaign.

Neuhaus also announced that the county's Team Healthy Orange Goes Pink raised an additional $2,010 for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. The county executive was joined at the check presentation by the American Cancer Society's Anna Trocino, who serves as senior market manager of Community Engagement, Hillary Gozigian, community manager for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Senior Director of Community Engagement for the Eastern Division Darcy Czajka.

"I want to thank the American Cancer Society for allowing me to participate in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign," Neuhaus said. "It provided a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of and funds for breast cancer research. I enjoyed collaborating with the American Cancer Society on this important initiative. I also want to thank everyone who contributed to my Real Men Wear Pink fundraiser."

Neuhaus commended Team Healthy Orange Goes Pink for being part of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which holds a walk at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley every October. The mission of Team Healthy Orange is to promote a healthy lifestyle for children and families in Orange County through education, communication, collaborations, advocacy and policy change.

"Team Healthy Orange continues to do a wonderful job in promoting awareness about breast cancer and other important health-related issues in Orange County," Neuhaus said. "Team Healthy Orange's Danielle Moser and Meg Oakes worked extremely hard and collaborated with my staff to coordinate the County's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser and walk. I'm proud that so many departments in Orange County participated in the fundraising efforts."

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 10,000 residents from Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Woodbury Common, which was held on Oct. 16, raising approximately $600,000. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, and is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women, skin cancer being the first.

The Real Men Wear Pink initiative brought together a diverse group of community leaders to raise awareness about breast cancer and funds for research by wearing pink throughout the month of October. Together, Team Hudson Valley raised $51,000.


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