SASS Foundation Recognizes Coalition for Women's Cancer at Southampton Hospital

During its 7th Annual “Day of Education and Healing: The Ovarian/Breast Connection” at The East Wind Conference Center, The SASS Foundation for Medical Research, Inc. recognized Southampton Hospital’s Coalition for Women’s Cancers (CWC) with the Gerry Trunz Memorial Award, in memory of this courageous mother of four who lost her battle with ovarian cancer at age 50. “We know that early detection is key to increasing the survival rate in cancers affecting women,” says Susan Barry Roden, President of the CWC. “Being proactive is imperative.”  

The CWC provides education and support for women and families on the East End of Long Island. More information can be found at The SASS Foundation has contributed to a better understanding of all types of cancers, educated physicians, nurses, patients and the public on the most advanced detection procedures and treatments available. Every year, the Foundation provides medical research grants to permit state-of-the-art research in the war against cancer. More information can be found at  

Susan Barry Roden, President of the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital (left) with Christine Taylor, MA, Certified Holistic Health Education Specialist, the Coalition’s Nutritionist and Volunteer at The SASS Foundation’s Day of Education and Healing.(Photo courtesy of The East Wind Conference Center)