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Connie Dwyer Breast Center

#GivingTuesday with the Connie Dwyer Breast Center

Tomorrow is  #GivingTuesday and the perfect opportunity to give after winding down from a holiday weekend (right before diving into, let’s be honest, a holiday month!) Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth is still collecting donations for their newest addition, The Connie Dwyer Breast Center, in order to best serve the people that come through their doors to fight breast cancer, no matter their finances.

Patients of the breast center love the care they receive from every member of the staff, saying “from the doctors, to the nurses, to the techs, everyone is just amazing.”

To those suffering from breast cancer, and even those with loved ones suffering, the right care and sensitivity is paramount when trying to overcome this illness. The opening of The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas will bring genuine kindness and excellent medical care to more patients in need than ever before. 

As you make plans with your family to travel or stay in, perhaps making gingerbread houses or spending the day decorating your home for the holidays, spare a few minutes to donate this #GivingTuesday, because for so many people, your generosity means no less than the world.

“Give so everyone in our community has a chance to beat breast cancer”

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Introducing The Connie Dwyer Breast Center Foundation

The Connie Dwyer Breast Center is poised for a big 2017!

The amazing #HipNJ charity has announced that they have established the Connie Dwyer Breast Center Foundation. Further, they are working with the equally fabulous Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth to build a second Connie Dwyer Breast Center. At their recent Embrace Hope gala at The Grove, the foundation raised $395,000 towards their efforts.

“There is still much work to be done to meet the ever-increasing needs of the community,” says Connie Dwyer, founder of the Breast Center. “Establishing this foundation creates a future that embraces hope for those in need.”

Eleven years ago, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center was established in Newark. Through education and outreach programs, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center has increased its patient volume over a ten year period from 4,500 procedures to 20,000 in Year Ten. The Breast Center provided state-of-the-art breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.

This proud tradition will now be serving patients at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, and Union County’s #1 hospital couldn’t be more thrilled.

“The women of our community are most definitely in need of comprehensive breast care such as that offered by the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation,” says Gary Horan, President/CEO of Trinitas Regional Medical Center. “I look forward to a rewarding partnership – one that will save and improve many lives!”

“I know I speak for all of us at Trinitas when I say that we’re very excited about the dramatic impact we will have on women’s health in the Greater Elizabeth Community,” added Nadine Brechner, Executive Director of the Trinitas Health Foundation. “Many women simply cannot afford preventative care, and worse, many do not undergo needed treatment because of the cost. Connie Dwyer removes all those barriers.”

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The Connie Dwyer Breast Center 10th Anniversary Gala

It’s #hip to be #healthy, and #HipNJ is helping fight breast cancer by celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Connie Dwyer Breast Center!

Opened in 2005, The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael’s Medical Center is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility providing expert diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. Further, the Center stresses prevention, early detection, and educational outreach programs in northern New Jersey.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo was on the pink carpet of the Center’s 10th Anniversary gala at The Grove in Cedar Grove, and shared in the joy of the Center’s key supporters.

“When we started we saw 4,500 women and did 4,500 procedures in 2005” says Janet Lesko, the Center’s Director of Development “This year, we’re going to do over 20,000! We turn no woman away so regardless of her ability to pay, we will take care of that woman.”

Not only was attending the event a way to give back (as every person who attended helped make a mark for the advancement and cure of breast cancer!) the auction prizes were exquisite! Ranging from luxury-brand handbags to a trip to Milan, attendees had a chance to bring a small (or large) part of the celebration home with them.

Daniel Paltridge, president of Bvlgari North Americatalked fondly about his company’s relationship with the Center. “Connie has been a friend of the brand for many years and Bulgari is very proud about everything they can do to help.”

No one was prouder than Bob and Connie Dwyer’s children- Becky Morano, Maureen Griffith and Susan Cabana.

“It’s amazing to see how many people have come out to support [our parents].  They are so grateful to have so many people in their lives help further their cause,” gushed Susan.

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