More than $525,000 Raised to Support Patient Care and Continued Innovation at Maimonides Breast Center, Brooklyn’s first fully-accredited, award-winning Breast Cancer Center

Brooklyn, NY (October 8, 2023) – Maimonides Breast Center hosted more than 375 guests at their 10th Annual Pink Runway last Thursday evening at the Weylin in Williamsburg. A celebration of the courage, beauty and inspiration of patients and survivors, the event featured 16 Breast Center patients who walked a pink runway modeling designer evening wear.

This year’s gala kicked off Maimonides observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month and raised more than $525,000, funds that are dedicated to advancing Maimonides’ commitment to availing patients of the most innovative and comprehensive suite of treatment and support services.

The first fully accredited Breast Center in Brooklyn, Maimonides has been serving breast cancer patient since 2007. The Breast Center is Brooklyn’s only NAPBC certified program, the nation’s most distinguished recognition for demonstrating a commitment to providing patients with the best care possible through the entire course of treatment.

“I have had the privilege of being part of the Pink Runway for 10 years, and each year, we leave this event even more inspired and committed to their care,” says Patrick Borgen, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center and Director, Maimonides Breast Center. “Their joy and pride in sharing this celebration with us fuels our passion, and the funds raised are so important to ensuring we do the very best by each and every individual who seeks our care.”

“This celebration of these heroic patients is so rewarding for all of us, but especially for the physicians and staff who support these individuals and their families through the most difficult of journeys,” says Kenneth D. Gibbs, President and CEO, Maimonides Health. “Each year, we leave this event grateful that we can be committed to our patients and that they have easy access to the very best care and treatment options available anywhere.”

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About Maimonides Health
Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 350,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 2,000+ physicians and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’ largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties and Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130-bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center. Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. For additional information, please visit

About Maimonides Breast Center
The Maimonides Breast Center and The Erminia Rivera Breast Imaging Center of Excellence are among an elite number of centers nationwide to earn full accreditation for meeting the highest standards for breast disease care. They were the first in the borough of Brooklyn to make breast cancer screenings, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and a full array of support services for patients and their families available all under one roof. The Breast Center is led by Dr. Patrick Borgen and a team of exceptionally skilled and dedicated physicians and staff. It is housed in the beautiful Gilbert Rivera Pavilion, a state-of-the-art facility reinforcing the spirit of hope and healing and ensuring the finest patient experience. The Breast Center is part of Maimonides Medical Center, a 711-bed non-profit tertiary care provider in Brooklyn, New York that continues to grow and adapt to the needs of Brooklyn’s patients and families. For additional information about the nationally recognized clinical services at Maimonides, please visit

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