Ellen Hermanson Breast Center
Long-time supporter of breast cancer diagnostics and support services at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation awarded $260,000 in 2017 grants to the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well, a program that provides psychosocial support to breast cancer survivors throughout the East End.
The grant to The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center provided funding for a state-of-the-art high-resolution ultrasound machine to deliver essential, ultrasound diagnostic services. The grant to Ellen’s Well will provide funding for more than 300 breast cancer survivors to attend support groups and programs that focus on wellness, anxiety, stress reduction, and mindfulness. The partnership between the Ellen Hermanson Foundation and the Hospital has been a model for how organizations can collaborate to touch and save lives by making access to care available to everyone regardless of their personal resources or health insurance status. The Foundation has deep roots within the East End where breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates are among the highest in New York State.