February 27th, 2014
Moms Who Kick has funded a research study being conducted at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Long Island. The study is being conducted to learn more about how BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genetic variants act and are influenced by other genes or environmental factors and lead to the development of breast cancer . Ultimately the researchers hope this knowledge can prove useful for determining individual risk of cancer among BRCA 1 and 2 carriers. The researchers, Annette Lee, PhD and Iuliana Shapira, MD, are collaborating with an international group of researchers, known as CIMBA (the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA 1/2), to conduct the study.
Calling for Participants
The researchers seek participants for the study. To participate, you must be over the age of 18 (men and women are encouraged to participate), and
have tested positive for either a BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genetic variant. You do not have to have been diagnosed with cancer.
If you choose to participate, you will be asked to provide a blood sample (up to 2 tablespoons) and provide information about yourself, your medical history and your family history. The sample and information you provide will be used for this study and also stored in a specimen bank for use in additional future studies.
To learn more about this study, please contact a study nurse:
Cathleen Mason, RN 516-562-1176 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Keogh, RN 516-562-3491 email@example.com
October 18th, 2013
Please join us on Saturday 2013 October 19th for an all-day special event to raise money to knock out breast cancer. TITLE Boxing Club-Huntington will be hosting classes all day to empower you and raise money and awareness for this important cause. Please join us for a full day of exercise and fun. We will be serving healthy refreshments all day.
- 9:30 a.m.
- 10:00 a.m
- 11:30 a.m.
- 1:00 p.m.
Suggested donation of $20 per class with 100% of the proceeds donated to Moms Who Kick, Inc.
In addition, TITLE Boxing Club-Huntington will donate 100% of any new member enrollment fees of anyone who joins that day to Moms Who Kick as part of their efforts to help make a difference.
TITLE Boxing Club-Huntington
225 Main Street
Huntington, New York
Across from the post office on Gerard Street
October 18th, 2013
The new 2014 Moms Who Kick Model Moms Calendar is now on sale.
Support the cause. Your $35 donation includes the 2014 calendar, the iconic MWK ‘Kiki’ car magnet and shipping & handling.
Net proceeds from the 2014 calendar fund raising efforts will be donated to:
The Breast & Ovarian Cancer Studies at The Monter Cancer Center & The Feinstein Research Institute
Moms Who Kick is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
August 27th, 2013
Let’s kick it up “retro-style!”
Put on your dancing shoes for the Moms Who Kick 2014 Calendar Launch Party and Benefit.
The event will feature a vintage fashion show starring the 2014 Calendar Models and live music from The Chiclettes–New York’s premiere girl group.
Wednesday October 9, 2013
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Open bar 6:30 until 8:30
Party until 10:30
At Wall Street
573 Nesconset Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Download a PDF of the invitation here
April 25th, 2013
Wendy Kaye of NS-LIJ, Victoria Cuomo and Joanne Hutchins of Moms Who Kick, Dr. Iuliana Shapira, Marisa Marciano, Dr. Annette Lee, and Christina Bishop-Feeney of NS-LIJ
In September, 2012, Moms Who Kick Inc. made a pledge to NS-LIJ to donate $25,000 to the Breast & Ovarian Cancer Studies being conducted by Dr. Iuliana Shapira and Dr. Annette Lee of the Feinstein Institute for Research. While we had five years to pay off the pledge, Moms Who Kick Inc. was able to fulfill it in just five short weeks! As a result of this pledge, the Moms Who Kick name is displayed on the Benefactor’s Wall at the Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success, NY.
Joanne Hutchins, President and Founder in front of the Moms Who Kick Plaque on the Benefactor’s Wall at the Monter Cancer Center
The group celebrated the reveal of the plaque this past April, 2013.
Asia Lee, Photographer , Victoria Cuomo, Joanne Hutchins and Marisa Marciano–all Moms Who Kick–with Dr. Shapira and Dr. Lee of NS-LIJ.
December 9th, 2012
November 24th, 2012
Feeling the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and seeing the devastation in our local communities, Moms Who Kick will donate a portion of proceeds from the 2013 calendar campaign to help fund relief efforts through Island Harvest (www.IslandHarvest.org), the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island.
During the month of December, we will designate five dollars from each calendar donation made, directly to Island Harvest.
Donations for the 2013 calendar can be made here,
October 15th, 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kicked off with Moms Who Kick being featured on Fios News 1.
Check out some of the Moms doing yoga and pilates on the beach in Oyster Bay, NY.
August 5th, 2012
Thank you to all who came out to support us at our 2nd Annual Gala! It was a fantastic event, and a great success. View the photo gallery here and check back often as more photos will be added!
July 4th, 2012
The Breast and Ovarian Cancer Specimen Bank Related Investigations
at The North Shore-LIJ Health System
This ground-breaking translational research study, conducted through collaboration between the medical and surgical oncology programs and the renowned Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, is poised to contribute new knowledge and potential treatment alternatives obtained from breast and ovarian cancer specimens being collected through a multi-institutional specimen bank. Aimed at improving survival rates for women with breast and ovarian cancers, the study is the first of its kind to uncover and validate biomarkers for early detection, prediction of disease course and outcome, and treatment response and risk of relapse.
If you or someone in your family has a first generation history of Breast or Ovarian Cancer, you may qualify to participate in this important research simply by providing a blood sample. Contact Mary Keogh-Research Nurse at the Feinstein Institute at (516) 562-3491.