“My mother’s ordeal with breast cancer has affected me greatly in obvious and subtle ways. I now view life as more precious and to be enjoyed, day by day. We are here on earth for an unspecified amount of time and it should be continually appreciated. I will always cherish the time I had with my mother.”
Dena’s mother, Karen, passed away in January 2006 after a 14 year battle with breast cancer. UBCF has named Dena Z. of Long Island, NY a 2006 recipient of the Audrey B. Mastroianni Scholarship & is honored to help Dena achieve her greatest potential as a student & artist.
“Assistance from The United Breast Cancer Foundation has had an immense impact on my student life. The extra funds have made various projects possible. It has given me the opportunity to attain higher quality supplies, and more materials for my art works. Cultural and inspirational trips into NYC in the form of museums, art galleries, art installations, and studios are now possible for me when they hardly ever were before. I have experienced a significant reduction of stress thanks to UBCF, and my achievements as an artist have been considerably enhanced.”