Kenneth P. LaValle

June 11, 2009

2009 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction Named

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle honored Susan Barry Roden of Water Mill as the 2009 New York State First Senate District “Woman of Distinction.”  Ms. Barry Roden received the award on June 10 at a reception in Albany along with women from across the state whose lives, work, or special accomplishments have brought a sense of pride to their communities.

Susan Barry Roden received this honor in recognition of her support of women fighting breast cancer.  A two-time breast cancer survivor and still fighting the fight, Ms. Barry Roden lives by the credo that “no one should ever travel this journey alone.” 

Susan Barry Roden is an inspiration for breast cancer survivors and an admired and respected member of her community.  She is committed to finding answer to the high rate of breast cancer in Suffolk County and will not stop in her mission is to eradicate breast cancer from the lives of all women.