Cancer Center Medical Director & Chief, Division of Hematology Medical Oncology
Vice Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
I'm walking to thank everyone who help me through this journey especially my husband, daughters, family, friends and coworkers.
I'm walking because I'm happy to be here and want to celebrate my Auntie Pearl's Birthday in a special way.
I’m walking to commemorate this journey and to celebrate the lifesaving care of Dr. Borgen and his team at Maimonides.
I’m walking to confirm when you stop procrastinating and refuse to be a hypocrite you can have a healthy, happy pep when you step.
I’m walking the Pink Runway to say, don’t curse the darkness because you have breast cancer. Celebrate the light because you found it, and have it on the run.
Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.
I am doing the pink runway show because I want others to know how great God is. The strength I had has come through prayer and amazing physicians!
I am walking the pink runway to give thanks and appreciation as a fourth time survivor. I am s os grateful for Maimonides, Dr. Pedet, Dr. Aye and all the amazing kindness of everyone at the Breast Center. Especailly my hero Dr. Borgen!
I always believed I was a lover not a fighter. Breast cancer taught me I am both!
I am walking to remind myself of the strength that I have. I am proof that there is life after a breast cancer diagnosis.
I’m walking the Pink Runway because I want to tell my husband and my 3 kids I am brave and strong.
I am walking to remind all the families effected by breast cancer to always let your faith be bigger than your fear & never lose hope!
I am so thankful to God, and my family for helping me through my treatment. I want to send a special thank you to the breast cancer team at Maimonides hospital. Everyone has been so great, and I pray that you continue to be safe and healthy. May you continue to bless others as you have blessed me.
I am walking the Pink Runway to thank the people who helped me fight cancer. I want to thank Dr. Andaz, Dr. Burdette, Dr. Gallant, Dr. Cohen, Dr. Alagkiozidis as well as Coordinator Viki Plat, Physician Assistant Yan Pronin and Launda Bernard. It is because of these professionals that I was able to complete the treatment without fear.
I am walking in this show as a representation of what living life fully and beautifully after cancer looks like!
I am walking because I choose to live my best life, to turn lemons to lemonade, to heal, to help, and to bring joy.
With a population of 2.6 million people, more than half of whom are female, the borough of Brooklyn is America’s fourth largest city. Yet until Maimonides opened the Breast Center, women in Brooklyn coping with a breast cancer diagnosis were obliged to travel from provider to provider, with many leaving the borough for treatment. We created Brooklyn’s first fully accredited, full-service Breast Center in a beautiful free-standing location just a short distance from our main campus. Led by our Chief of Surgery, Dr. Patrick Borgen, and a team of exceptionally skilled and dedicated physicians and staff, our Breast Center and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence make breast cancer screenings, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and a full array of support services available all under one roof.
The Breast Center sees about 23,000 patient visits and treats approximately 600 women per year for breast cancer, largely through satisfied patient referrals.
Maimonides partners with the NYS Cancer Services Program to provide free mammograms and other breast screenings to uninsured and under-insured women. These screenings cover women age 40 and older, as well as women under 40 who have a high risk of breast cancer.
THE MAIMONIDES BREAST CENTER SAVES LIVES EVERY DAY WITH A LEVEL OF CARE AND SENSITIVITY THAT HAS BECOME LEGENDARY. OUR NUMEROUS PATIENTS ATTEST TO THIS WITH REMARKABLE ELOQUENCE AND EVERY ONE OF THEM IS AN INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODEL. IT IS THEIR COURAGE AND RESILIENCE THAT WE HONOR AT PINK RUNWAY – THE FASHION SHOW WHERE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS TRIUMPH!
Don’t let fear of COVID-19 keep you from getting yours. Our facilities are clean and safe for patients and staff alike. To schedule a screening or evaluation with a Maimonides Breast Specialist, call (718) 765-2550 or click the button below.