Assemblyman Ed Ra (right) and Assemblyman Brian Curran (left) present an Assembly Proclamation to Ms. Geri Barish, president of 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition, for the organization’s efforts to raise awareness about the disease.
“Last year, there were an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer, and an estimated 57,650 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women with cancer, after only lung cancer,” said Ra. “Organizations like 1 in 9 are leading the way with efforts to raise awareness and promote research to find a cure for this deadly disease. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to Geri and all the members of the Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition for their efforts.”
Anyone interested in learning more about the 1 in 9 Coalition, or looking for assistance in dealing with breast cancer, can visit http://www.1in9.org/.