Record Time and Lots of Heart at Ellen’s Run

The numbers, in the end, were impressive. The Ellen Hermanson Foundation over the last two decades has awarded more than $4 million in grants to fund breast cancer research and support services on the East End of Long Island. This year’s 22nd annual Ellen’s Run 5K, held Sunday morning under sunny skies at Southampton Hospital, brought in additional funds with more than 800 participants taking part.

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Ellen’s Run: On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

Ellen’s Run, an East End annual 5k race, will take place on Sunday at 9 AM. This run is the signature fundraiser for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, and brings muchneeded awareness of breast cancer to Long Island. Founded in the memory of Ellen Hermanson, a local who battled cancer for nearly 10 years and became an activist and voice for breast cancer victims, Ellen’s Run lets her legacy and fight live on.

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Julie Ratner Talks About Changes Wrought by Ellen’s Run

Dr. Julie Ratner, who 22 years ago launched Ellen’s Run — and later the Ellen Hermanson Foundation — in memory of her younger sister, who died of breast cancer at the age of 42, said during a conversation at The Star the other day that she wanted everyone on the East End to know that no one is ever turned away at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital.

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Spirit Comes Through In 22nd Annual Ellen's Run

For Debbie Merrick, Ellen’s Run was going to be just another road race on a relatively flat and easy course, one that she could enjoy with her husband, Geoff, and their two daughters, Allie, 12, and Maddie, 10. Then she reached the grounds of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital prior to the 22nd annual 5K and truly realized the spirit of the event.
 

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Hosts Inaugural "An Evening Of Enchantment" At Topping Rose

Twenty-one years ago, naysayers told Julie Ratner the run she was founding to honor her late sister, Ellen Hermanson, would never take root. Today, it is so firmly rooted in our community that Ellen's name is synonymous with breast cancer care on the East End. The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital gives state of the art care to all, regardless of ability to pay. And the 22nd Annual Ellen's Run 5K, will take place this Sunday, August 20. 
 

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Southampton Hospital Breaks Ground On New Cancer Center

Cancer mortality, incidence, and prevalence in South Fork residents are disproportionately high compared to New York State and the nation.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY — Soon cancer patients on the East End will have less of a drive to seek treatment and supportive care.

Southampton Hospital and local officials broke ground at the site of the future Phillips Family Cancer Center on Saturday.

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Giddy-Up On Over To 230 Elm For The Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s Annual Denim & Diamonds


The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), offers a wide range of essential breast health services, including education, early detection screenings and breast cancer treatment and support. Ellen's Well, an initiative established by The Ellen Hermanson Foundation that is administered by the Southampton Hospital Foundation, offers psychosocial support to East End breast cancer survivors and their families, as well as programs that include Neighbors Helping Neighbors, transportation and, Pink Bags. 

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Ellen Hermanson Foundation To Award $260,000 In Grants

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation (www.ellensrun.org) has announced that it will award $260,000 in grants to The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital (www.southamptonhospital.org) and Ellen's Well (www.ellenswell.org). 

"The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center is the 'jewel in the crown' of the Hospital," noted Robert Chaloner, President and CEO of Southampton Hospital. "Our partnership has been a model for how organizations can collaborate to touch and save lives." 

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Helping Cancer Patients Go the Distance

Today Ellen’s Run draws more than 1,000 runners annually, while the Foundation has awarded more than $3.5 million in grants. Most of the focus is on providing patient services in the Hamptons, which has a disproportionately high number of breast cancer cases and, contrary to popular perception, is not just a vacation playground for the wealthy. 

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INTERVIEW: Ellen Hermanson Foundation's Julie Ratner Talks "Starry Night" And Her Hopes For The Future

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation is pleased to present Starry Night, a Gala honoring Jennifer Finkelstein, 5 Under 40 Foundation, and the doctors, nurses, and medical staff of The Ellen Hermanson Breast Centerat Southampton Hospital. Join the Foundation on Saturday, July 23rd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a celebratory evening under the stars! This year, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation is toasting to 21 years of changing and saving lives. Starry Night is chaired by Jean Shafiroff with Calvin Klein as the Honorary Chair. 

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Ellen Hermanson Foundation Denim and Diamonds Gala

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation held its “Denim and Diamonds” winter gala and fundraiser at 230 elm in Southampton. This year’s motto was “Give Breast Cancer the Boot,” with a Western-themed evening of food, fun and dancing to themusic of DJ Double S. Volunteers from many of the Hamptons real estate companies donated their time and money to help this worthy cause.

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Celebrates 20 Years During Veinte!

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary during Veinte!, a salsa party hosted by Steven Klein at his Westkill Farm in Bridgehampton. Taking place on Saturday, June 20th from 6:30 till 10 p.m., the evening will feature the Latin sounds of Tito Puente, Jr. and his 10 piece band, who will dazzle guests as they enjoy a buffet dinner provided by caterer Peter Ambrose and the open bar. 

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The Inspiring Story Behind the Ellen Hermanson Foundation

Since 1996 the Foundation has changed the medical landscape of the East End. Through strategic grants, there is now The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital—the only facility of its kind on the South Fork—and Ellen’s Well, a program providing free psychosocial support to breast cancer survivors and their families. To continue to fund our work, we will sponsor this month’s Summer Solstice honoring Robert Chaloner, president and CEO of Southampton Hospital, and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff as well as the annual Ellen’s Run on Sunday, August 17, at Southampton Hospital.

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