An Exciting Start to the New Year!


Patient care on the East End will continue to thrive at the highest level, all thanks to your support!

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Grants $285,000 to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital! Funds will benefit The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, Ellen’s Well, and The Phillips Family Cancer Center
Announced January 2019

Thank you for a successful evening at Our IN THE PINK dance party on march 30th!

Proceeds benefit The Ellen Hermanson Breast Centers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and satellite locations in Hampton Bays and East Hampton and Ellen's Well, a free psychosocial support program.



Join us again this year on Sunday, August 18, 2019 for our 24th Annual Ellen's Run!

Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

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Erik Engstrom, First Place Overall, Male


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Paige Duca, First Place Female


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Debbie Merrick, First Place Breast Cancer Survivor


Special thanks to our 2018 sponsors!

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our mission


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The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at the Southampton Hospital is proud to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Learn more about ACR accreditation. The Center offers a wide spectrum of breast health services, including education, early detection screenings, and breast cancer treatment and support. The Center utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, including tomosynthesis — the most advanced mammography technology — ultrasound, and stereotactic breast biopsy. No patient is turned away from the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment.


ellen's run

Ellen’s Run, an annual 5k (3.1-mile) race, is the signature fundraising event of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation and an innovative, grassroots event, that raises awareness about breast cancer. Held on the East End of Long Island, where breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates are among the highest in the state of New York, Ellen’s Run draws on the strength of the community and gives back by providing mammography screenings, support and education.


During a performance recently, before a fundraiser for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation dealing with Breast Cancer, I made a statement that I feel very strongly about. Yours truly has done a few thousand charity events through the years. What has impressed me about the Ellen Hermanson Foundation is that in treating the illness of breast cancer, the treatment is extended to the point that, no patient is turned away for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment. This includes not only the medical factors, but social worker lead support groups, nutrition, and yes, yoga amongst the healing opportunities for breast cancer survivors. I want all of you who note, you are looking at an organization that has and exhibits the true spirit of charity. I find it inspiring to know of this group.
— The Amazing Kreskin
Dear Dr. Valdez and each and all of you at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, Thank you each and all for your care, compassion and gentle kindness. You are indeed a blessing.
— N.W.
I’m not sure there are sufficient words in my vocabulary to express my appreciation. I was embraced by wonderful staff at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, which was so important during an extremely stressful time. From the moment I entered your facility, I was being cared for by the most competent and professional people in every area. . . I will never forget them, and there is no way I can adequately thank them. . . I cannot help but think that my swift recovery is due in part to the good care, and I am forever in your debt.
— B.B.