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Dominican Mission for Southampton Doctor

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:52

A masquerade ball fund-raiser at Union Cantina on Saturday will help underwrite a Southampton doctor’s mission in the Dominican Republic.

For seven years, Dr. Edna K. Kapenhas, director of breast surgery and medical director of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook South­ampton Hospital, has hosted  health care specialists in the Dominican Republic to provide breast cancer screenings, diagnosis, and surgical treatment to those in need, according to the hospital.

In February, 26 medical professionals will be headed there, including radiologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, so­no­graphers, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse assistants, and a second breast surgeon — all volunteers with the International Breast Cancer Surgical Mission of Southampton, which Dr. Kapenhas founded in 2012 as part of Island Impact Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing medical, educational, spiritual, and construction assistance to the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Advance tickets to the fund-raiser are $90 each or $100 at the door. Each ticket includes a festive mask, hors d’oeuvres, a taco bar, music by D.J. Santiago, live performances, a photo booth, and an open bar from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be a 50-50 raffle.

Tickets can be had by calling 631-726-8400, stopping by the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at the hospital, or visiting All proceeds will help fund surgeries, anesthesia, overnight hospital stays, biopsies, pathology costs, medications, supplies, and chemotherapy.

The team also will accept donations of new or gently used wigs and prosthetic items at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center any time before Feb. 6.

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