Joe Piscopo and the Connie Dwyer Breast Center

The CDBCF is pleased to announce that the Marketing Department at Trinitas engaged entertainer Joe Piscopo to record a 60-second radio spot promoting the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas!  The spot will run on 970AM radio during Joe’s show in the morning, and throughout the day.  Please click on the video to hear Joe’s work with a short slideshow accompaniment!


Embrace Hope 2018

On November 9, 2018 the foundation hosted their largest fundraiser of the year – Embrace Hope 2018 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ.   Pictured here are Frank D. Isoldi and Argyle Nelson, Group VP, Bloomingdale’s, who were honored for their generous support and dedication to women’s health.

More than 260 people attended to support the foundations goal to continue to support the critical needs of breast cancer patients at Trinitas Regional Medical Center by once again partnering with Trinitas to help fund a new MRI machine for the hospital.

Guests were treated to a preview of the “Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas” commercial. The commercial announces the opening of the center and provides a glimpse of the center’s aesthetics and services that enhance a patient’s experience. Click here to view the commercial.

The evening was highlighted by a silent and live auction of the finest luxury items and one-of-a -kind experiences. Everyone had had great time! Click here to see pictures from the event

Spring Luncheon 2018

May 1st was a beautiful day that saw over 200 guests enjoy a spectacular Spring Luncheon hosted by Neiman Marcus, The Mall at Short Hills, in support of the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation.

The foundations Spring Luncheon is a chance for friends to get together and have fun. This year was no exception. Neiman Marcus pulled out all the stops by featuring a spring fashion show that highlighted the fashions of Brunello Cucinelli. Click here to see pictures from the event. 

Connie Dwyer Breast Center Grand Opening

Connie Dwyer officially opened the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas on October 1, 2018 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over 125 guests attended the opening, including Gary S. Horan President and CEO of Trinitas and his leadership team, J. Christian Bollwage Mayor, City of Elizabeth, Board Members of the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation, Trinitas Health Foundation, Doctors, breast center staff and most importantly the donors who made the breast center possible. A special guest appearance by Grammy Award Winning Artist, Gloria Gaynor topped off the celebration singing “I Will Survive”. Click here to see pictures from the event.

CDBCF Operation Smile at

Did you know that your Amazon purchases can mean a donation to the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation? Just specify our Foundation as your charity of choice and when you make purchases on Amazon they will donate a percentage of sales.That’s certainly something to smile about. Check out our Smile page on Amazon.

Embrace Hope October 20th 2017

Guests were greeted at Embrace Hope by a red carpet as they arrived. They shared their joy and excitement over the foundation’s commitment to open a Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The evening’s celebration was a great success and enjoyed by all.

During dinner, guests were treated to a glimpse of the wonderful professionals at Trinitas Regional Medical Center as they get ready to open their very own Connie Dwyer Breast Center!

Embrace Hope 2017 Honorees

Pictured here are Diane Alecci and Lynn Blanchard from Morgan Stanley and Pat McGowan from Neiman Marcus, the Mall at Short Hills, who are being honored for their generous support and dedication to women’s health at our annual Embrace Hope dinner dance and auction. This year’s corporate honoree is Pat McGowan, Vice-President and General Manager at Neiman Marcus, The Mall at Short Hills. Pat is being honored for taking the lead in promoting the foundation’s mission and lending support throughout the organization.  The event will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

Our Embrace Hope dinner dance is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation. Attended by over 375 guests the foundation nets over $400,000 through a silent auction featuring the finest in luxury items and an outstanding live auction with one-of-a-kind trips and experiences.

Invitations will be mailed at the end of August.  Sponsorships and journal advertisements are available. For more information, please contact us.

Spring Luncheon 2017

This year our annual Spring Luncheon was held on April 20th at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. Over 250 guests attended to hear Pulitzer-Prize winning correspondent from the Washington Post, Kevin Sullivan speak. He and his wife Mary Jordan, also a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist with the Post, are authors of the number #1 bestselling book, Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, that was released in April, 2015. Sullivan discussed how he and Jordan approached the sensitive nature of writing the book along with Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, the two women who were kidnapped and held for a decade in Cleveland, Jordan’s hometown.
The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation  annual Spring Luncheon series offers a chance for friends to get together and hear pertinent speakers discuss interesting topics. The date of the Spring Luncheon for 2018 has not been announced yet. Please check here after the first of the year.

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