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Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition Raises $65K at 5th Anniversary Gala

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Rockville Centre Village Administrator Nancy Howard, RVCBCC Gala honoree Laura Altman, RVCBCC Gala honoree Kathleen Baxley, and Katie Conlon. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition celebrated its fifth anniversary with a gala on March 11 at the Garden City Hotel.

When called on to support the Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition at its annual gala, more than 380 people attended. It was the coalition’s first major, in-person event since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Donations surpassed the organization’s goal of $50,000, and leaders of the group said that the total would likely rise beyond $65,000 when all donations are tallied. All of the money raised is directed to coalition efforts and funding items such as wigs, mastectomy bras, clothing, massages, physical therapy, and anything else a patient might need after a diagnosis.

The honorees for this event were Laura Altman and Kathy Baxley, co-vice presidents of outreach for the Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition. Together the two women have led a group of almost 50 counselors, who are all survivors, as they offer support to women in south shore communities affected with breast cancer.

The RVCBCC is a non-profit outreach program for Southern Nassau residents who are living with a breast cancer diagnosis. Since the coalition was founded, the RVCBCC has expanded its outreach outside the village of Rockville Centre to include more than 37 towns in Southern Nassau County helping more than 100 women and their families.

To learn more, visit rvcbcc.org.

Image 2 RVCBCC Gala honoree Kathleen Baxley 2022 Miss Long Island Nadgeena Jerome RVCBCC Gala honoree Laura Altman
RVCBCC Gala honoree Kathleen Baxley, 2022 Miss Long Island Nadgeena Jerome and RVCBCC Gala honoree Laura Altman (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 3 RVCBCC Co president Erin O’Sullivan Honoree Laura Altman RVCBCC Co president Peggy McDonald Honoree Kathleen
RVCBCC co-president Erin O’Sullivan, honoree Laura Altman, RVCBCC co-president Peggy McDonald, and honoree Kathleen Baxley. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 4 Jeannie Agresti Lori Quinn Kristen Ollendike 2022 Miss Long Island Nadgeena Jerome Jill Oswald Megan Ross Alix Cohen
Jeannie Agresti, Lori Quinn, Kristen Ollendike, 2022 Miss Long Island Nadgeena Jerome, Jill Oswald, Megan Ross, and Alix Cohen (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 5 Christine Ahern Tim OToole
Christine Ahern and Tim O’Toole (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 6 Ed Mcgowan Maryellen Mcgowen Kevin Macdonald
Ed Mcgowan, Maryellen Mcgowen, and Kevin Macdonald (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 7 Jill Gioia lead singer from Mystic 2022 Miss Long Island Nadgeena Jerome
Jill Gioia lead singer from Mystic and 2022 Miss Long Island Nadgeena Jerome (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 8 Tricia Gominiak Susan Dunphy Michelle Schaefer Jeanne Briody Jen Smith Kristen Schaefer
Tricia Gominiak, Susan Dunphy, Michelle Schaefer, Jeanne Briody, Jen Smith, and Kristen Schaefer (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 9 RVCBCC Gala honoree Kathleen
RVCBCC Gala honoree Kathleen Baxley (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 10 RVCBCC Gala honoree Laura Altman
RVCBCC Gala honoree Laura Altman (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 11 R RVCBCC Co president Erin O’Sullivan with RVCBCC Gala guests
(R) RVCBCC co-president Erin O’Sullivan with RVCBCC Gala guests (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 12 Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition 5th Annual Gala
Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition 5th Annual Gala (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 13 Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition 5th Annual Gala
Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition 5th Annual Gala (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 14 Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition 5th Annual Gala
Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition 5th Annual Gala (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 15 Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition 5th Annual Gala
Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition 5th Annual Gala (Photo by Ed Shin)

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