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Connie Dwyer Breast Center Set to Open at Trinitas

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Connie Dwyer, a known philanthropist, will be opening her second Breast Center in early October. The Center is located at the main campus of Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth

Just last year, we had the pleasure of previewing the new Breast Center at Trinitas while gaining a great understanding of Connie’s reasoning behind starting the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation. Connie herself suffered from breast cancer, which was life changing for her. She was first diagnosed in 1999 and had a double mastectomy. Her own battle caused her to become mindful of the other women out there fighting breast cancer, especially those who come from low-income backgrounds. She feels that EVERY woman who has breast cancer should be able to tell their story just like she has. She believes that they should not be denied proper care due to certain circumstances. 

Often times, women from disadvantaged backgrounds do not have access to the services needed to treat breast cancer, and therefore their stories are never heard. They don’t even have the option to help themselves. This is why the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation specifically helps women in need, ensuring that they are receiving the proper care. This includes screening, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as, community outreach and education programs. The Breast Center is state of the art, with innovative technology such as 3D imaging, and highly qualified, bilingual specialists. 

Connie Dwyer’s story is one of determination, bravery, and resilience. Because of her, hundreds, even millions of women will be able to share their journeys and battles with the world, encouraging even more to step up and help others who are in need. We are so excited to see the finished Breast Center next month and even more excited about the fact that more and more women will be able to receive assistance. 

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#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.”

For more information and to follow the progress of the new Connie Dwyer Breast Center, visit