Breast Cancer Help, Inc. celebrated 20 years of the Long Island Breast Cancer Mapping Project at its 17th Annual Gala at the Island Hills Country Club in Sayville on June 29, 2012. President Lorraine Pace awarded Senator Owen H. Johnson a Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts and support of the Breast Cancer Mapping Project. The project began in West Islip in 1992 and created a scientific evaluation of a survey created to map the incidence of breast cancer. This mapping project aids in determining the causes of breast cancer and has since spread across the nation and also to other countries such as England, Australia and Japan .
Photograph, back row from left to right: Thomas Rodgers, Janet Rodgers, Dr. Allen Meek, Lillian Meek, Frank Liggio, Larry Trim, John Pace Jr., Donna Pace, Tom Barrage, Senator Owen H. Johnson, Pamela Diorio, Bonnie Edsall, Kelsey Pace, Victoria Pace, Gregory Pace, and Thomas Francoeur. Front row from left to right: Lisa Funaro, Kristen Thorne (WABC 7 Long Island Reporter), Lauralee Bennett, Fr. Thomas Arnao, Emma Pace, Lorraine Pace, John Pace, Maria Diorio, Margaret Campise, Barbara Pace, Edward Diorio Jr., Alyssa Diorio, Katherine Giamo, Gianna Liggio (Child), and Lisa Pace Liggio.