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 Click here to donate for the Walsh Benefits St. Patricks Day Fundraiser


The Walsh Family Charities was formed to aid in breast cancer research. Together with your support, the charity has donated over $500,000 to breast cancer research and prevention at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Maimonides Cancer Center under the direction of Dr. Patrick Borgen, MD.

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Maimonides Breast Cancer Center Benefit

On May 3, 2012,  Paul and Maryellen Walsh were honored as long-time benefactors of Dr. Borgen at the New York Yacht Club.  They have played an invaluable role in raising philanthropic funds and public awareness of the Breast Cancer Center.

Click here to view pictures from the evening.

Click here to view the Momentum Magazine article featuring  Paul and Maryellen on the cover.

Click here for a video on the Cancer Center.


St. Patrick's Day Benefit

Click here for photos of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Benefit.

Every St. Patrick's Day, the foundation holds a fund raising event to provide charitable contributions that will go directly to breast cancer research. This year our fundraising efforts will be used for an exciting new technology called Breast Specific Gamma Imaging. This new imaging does not involve exposure to radiation and will not only improve upon early detection of breast cancers, but will enable the physician to determine if a particular chemotherapy treatment is in fact shrinking the cancer. The Brooklyn Breast Cancer Program joins the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and George Washington University in being among the first centers with access to this technology. Click here to view an article on this new breast cancer imaging. 

A word from Dr. Borgen:

“Through the generosity of our friends in New Jersey, lead by the Walshes, we have been able to obtain the world's most sophisticated breast imaging technology. This novel device is called a Breast Specific Gamma Imager and is based on the discovery that a particular type of dye is picked up preferentially by breast cancer cells. This imaging device has a camera that then detects areas of abnormal dye activity in the breast. It does not involve compression of the breast or radiation exposure. The Brooklyn Breast Cancer Program joins the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and George Washington University in being among the first centers with access to this technology. Bringing this device to the New York area would not have been possible without the insight and the generosity of our friends from New Jersey.

We are also committed to oncology education at the Brooklyn Breast Cancer Program. We train 9 medical oncologists and 1 breast surgical oncologist every year in approved fellowship positions. Our trainees presented papers at the American College of Surgeons meeting and at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meetings earlier this year. There is no way to adequately thank you for supporting our breast cancer efforts. Bringing world-class cancer care to Brooklyn has been the most rewarding project of my professional career. I know that you will be proud of our accomplishments as we build America's next great cancer center. Both my staff and our wonderful patients extend our deepest gratitude for your love and your support.”

With warmest regards,

Patrick I. Borgen MD
Director, Brooklyn Breast Cancer Project
Maimonides Cancer Center
Brooklyn, New York


The majority of funding for the Walsh Family Charities is derived from the St. Patrick's Day event. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the many insurance companies, industry professionals and friends who have donated their time and money to a great cause.

Click Here For Video - Dr. Patrick Borgen, MD appears on Good Morning America to discuss a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer

Touchdowns for Families

In December 2010, Walsh Benefits participated in the New York Giant's Touchdown for Families program.

Donation from Cub Scout Pack 127

During a Lakewood Blue Claws baseball game, Fair Haven Cub Scout Pack 127 receives special recognition for their "Scouts for Cancer Pancake Breakfast", which raised over $7,000 for the Walsh Family Charitable Foundation.



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