State Sen. Health Committee chair Kemp Hannon, (R-Garden City) and Nassau County executive Ed Mangano will join "Sex and the City" star and breast cancer survivor Cynthia Nixon along with more than 500 breast cancer survivors, support groups and health officials Monday at the third annual Breast Cancer Summit.
Nixon will speak about her personal experience and battle with the disease and will be honored with a lifetime achievement award for her advocacy and dedication to raising awareness.
The event begins at 11 a.m. at The Coral House in Baldwin.
Speakers will outline the latest innovations, treatments and services for women with breast cancer, specifically focusing on patient education.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment, according to statistics.
Breast cancer advocacy and support groups participating in the Summit include 1 in 9 Hewlett House, Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline, American Cancer Society, Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, Beyond Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Coalition, Breast Cancer Help, Inc., Brentwood/Bayshore Breast Cancer Coalition, Cancer Care, Casting for Recovery, FACT Foundation, Friends for Life, Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition, Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Lean On Me Breast Cancer Network, Manhasset's Breast Coalition Against Cancer, The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education, North Shore Neighbors Breast Cancer Coalition, SHARE: Self-Help for Women With Breast or Ovarian Cancer, Sisters of Greater Long Island, Strength for Life, West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition and Witness Project of Long Island.