Cortlandt Manor, NY – (October 18, 2013) – “Her Heart’s a Rose” won the hearts of crowd at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s “Jazz up Your Foundation” Breast Cancer Awareness Event Thursday night, taking first place in the bra decorating contest.

The bra was designed by Gail Fiero of the Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester, which co-sponsored the event run by the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. That bra and many others were auctioned off at the event to raise money for the cancer center.

“It was a very festive evening with more than 125 people attending,’’ said Anne Campbell-Maxwell, Director of Oncology Services at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. “There was great camaraderie among breast cancer survivors, their friends and family, as well as an opportunity for everyone to learn about breast cancer prevention.’’

The 2nd annual “Jazz Up Your Foundation” event featured informational tables where women attending could learn about self breast exam, screening techniques and genetic risks, among other topics.

“It was fun,’’ said Laura Perkins of Peekskill. “I loved how you could get your passport stamped at each station to win a raffle prize. I really did learn a lot.’’

Fiero won a $250 gift certificate to the Winery at St. George and a gift basket for her 1st place creation.

Other winners in last night’s bra decorating contest were:

2nd Place – Bra Vegas by Susan Cornelius.

3rd Place – Labor of Love by Arlene Heitzman

Most Creative – Keep Me Safe – Katie Karram

Most Colorful – Fight, Fight, Fight

Best Story – 18 Candles by Lisa Olmos

Best Hospital Department – Radiology

 

See photos of the event and the winners at https://www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyHospital

 

 

 

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The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at HVHC opened its doors in November 2011. Unlike others in the area, HVHC's Cancer Center offers all services in one location close to home. Our team of physicians and medical professionals work together to design a treatment plan that coordinates all services so patients can receive treatment in one place, eliminating travel time and reducing stress. The center offers radiation, infusion and support services in a new state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and designed with comfort in mind. Call 914-293-8400 or visit www.hvhc.org

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