WEST ISLIP, NY – Gabriella Minicozzi, an independent Girl Scout with Service Unit 17 of West Islip, recently submitted her Gold Award project, representing the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. “Brace Yourself Breast Cancer,” involved the creation of inspirational pink bracelets. As the daughter and granddaughter of breast cancer survivors, she wanted to support breast cancer patients while raising awareness.
“I am doing this project with the help of my family and friends in order to increase awareness of the disease throughout my neighborhood,” said Ms. Minicozzi. “I want to encourage people to get screened, since early detected is the best protection.”
“Brace Yourself Breast Cancer,” involved the creation of inspirational pink bracelets.
Wearing these bracelets, which are inscribed with inspirational quotes by other breast cancer survivors, gives women comfort during their recovery while reminding them that they are not alone in their fight. When they look down at their wrist, the quote of encouragement helps them stay strong. Nurse Manager of Good Samaritan’s Breast Health Center/Radiation Oncology Bonnie Edsall was more than happy to accept these special bracelets from Ms. Minicozzi at the recent “Pink Flags” kick-off event held at the hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Health Center was created in response to community need for a comprehensive patient-focused program of early detection and diagnosis, positive reinforcement through counseling and support and effective treatment utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art equipment.
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