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PHOTOS: Breat Cancer Survivors Gather at Mather for 16th Annual Victory Day

On Saturday Mather held its annual celebration of victory over the breast cancer for survivors.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital held its annual gathering of breast cancer survivors and their supporters on Saturday kicking off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The hospital described the 16th Annual Breast Cancer Victory Day as "a day of triumph and togetherness for anyone whose life has been touched by Breast Cancer" in a statement.

Scheduled speakers included breast cancer survivors and activists Geri Barish, President and Founder of The 1 in 9 Breast Cancer Action Coalition, and Saranne Rothberg, CEO and Founder of The ComedyCures Foundation.

Some participants arrived via a complimentary LIRR Victory Train at Port Jefferson station where they were met by volunteers handing out pink carnations.

Check out some photos snapped by local Real Estate Agent Melisa Petsco who was there at when survivors arrived by train for Victory Day.

Did you attend the 16th Annual Breast Cancer Victory Day at Mather Hospital on Saturday? Tell us about it in the comments belo and share any photos of the event by uploading them to this story.

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