Joe Hocker, vice president of Peconic River Sportsman's Club, Bernadette Tuthill, vice president of North Fork Breast Health Coalition; Ed Walden, president of PRSC; and Melanie McEvoy Zuhoski, president of NFBHC. Courtesy photo.

The Peconic River Sportsman’s Club has raised $30,000 for three Long Island-based breast cancer health organizations.

The sportsman’s club’s board of directors presented a $10,000 check each to the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition and Lucia’s Angels and the during a luncheon on Dec. 14, according to a press release.

The donations were raised by the fund’s seventh annual breast cancer fundraiser in September called “Take A Shot At Cancer”, which saw more than 200 people shooting at a 15-station course of sporting clays, eating barbecue lunches and participating in raffles with sporting prizes donated by club members.

During the luncheon, PRSC President Ed Walden said the organizations are doing “truly blessed work,” according to the release.

“We are very grateful for such a generous benefactor as the PRSC,” said North Fork Breast Health Coalition president Melanie McEvoy Zuhoski. “With this kind of support, we are able to provide additional services and funding to those in need. This donation will truly make a difference in people’s lives.”

The organizations all provide free services and financial assistance to support breast cancer patients and raise awareness for best practices to identify and prevent cancer. 

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email: [email protected]