Suffolk and Nassau Counties have a breast cancer incidence rate approximately thirteen to eighteen percent higher than the statewide average. Thankfully, patients struggling financially can turn to the NY Cancer Foundation (NYCF) for much needed support. The NY Cancer Foundation has been awarding grants to qualifying patients undergoing cancer treatment since 2016. Their goal is to relieve some of the financial burden that patients face, so they may focus more on their treatment and healing. Given the number of cancer patients in need, unfortunately funds are limited.
Owner & Founder of Great South Bay Brewery, Rick Sobotka, saw the need to help fellow Long Islanders struggling with cancer, so he created a limited edition, Guava infused IPA (India Pale Ale), called Pretty In Pink. Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rick and his team poured their heart and soul into this pink brew with the hope that every last sip will benefit fellow Long Islanders during the month of October.
Great South Bay Brewery donated the proceeds from each can purchased to the NY Cancer Foundation! Representatives from the NY Cancer Foundation gathered at the brewery on Friday, October 19th to receive this money in a check for $7,500!
Kindness can truly go a long way!