WIBCC History

In early 1992 Lorraine Pace was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  When she was diagnosed with the breast cancer Lorraine realized that 20 people she knew-all of whom lived in her West Islip neighborhood south of Montauk Highway also had breast cancer.  That is what spurred her very public, relentless crusade to call attention to breast cancer in Suffolk County. Along with her husband John Pace, who did all of the legal work pro-bono, Lorraine founded the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc.

Lorraine was worried that chemicals dumped into the ground since 1932 was getting into our ground water. With the help and support of Dr. Michael J. Feinstein, Maria Diario, Pat Nichols, Mary Hibbard, and Michael Lo Grande, along with the support of Reverend Thomas Arnao, and the encouragement of Good Samaritan Hospital, Lorraine began to survey the women in her neighborhood about breast cancer and put their responses on a map after 18 months-she and her cadre of volunteers had covered 8,750 homes in her ZIP code. This also spread nationwide and abroad due to the attention of the media. This was the beginning of the Breast Cancer Environmental Movement.

Charity Karaoke 2020

Attention all Karaoke lovers...
Whether you are a singer or spectator,
St. Regis Knights of Columbus is hosting
a karaoke fundraiser honoring Mr. Pat Dillon (a retired NY Corrections Officer).
Take a break from reality and enjoy some talent. Weekly contest dates above, with the Finals in September.

Best of all WIBCC was chosen as one of this year's recipients.

Stop & Shop


WIBCC celebrates selection as a Stop & Shop
Community Bag Program Beneficiary for the month of September 2020.  

WIBCC will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at 400 Union Blvd, West Islip, NY
unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.



Contact Us

West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition
735 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, NY 11795
Phone: 631-669-7770
Fax: 631-669-7707
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