Sound Shore Medical Center Support Group Creates Recipe for Success

Written By: Talk of the Sound News

SSMC GirlsNightOut(New Rochelle, NY) — Recently Sound Shore Medical Center’s (SSMC) Breast Cancer Support Group, Girls’ Night Out gathered at Don Coqui in New Rochelle where they enjoyed an interactive cooking class, delicious food and that all important ingredient – camaraderie.

While enjoying sangria, sixteen breast cancer survivors helped prepare the four-course meal. They first concentrated on their evening’s entrées – Hanger Steak with Roasted Corn Chipotle Salsa and Potato-crusted Sea Bass. Then they created a decadent dessert, Molten Lava Cake. The woman thoroughly enjoyed the interactive cooking class as well as eating the fruits of their labors. In addition to their contributions, the meal included the restaurant’s signature Empanadas as well as a salad of baby greens. This was yet another shared experience for this enthusiastic group, including the Girls’ Night Out coordinator, Barbara Rohonczy, and Sound Shore Medical Center’s Director of the Katz Breast Center, Rosanne Newell, MD.

Through a community grant from the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound, SSMC’s Cancer Program established a support group that provides a pleasant evening focusing on non-medical topics. Girls’ Night Out brings women together with the common denominator – breast cancer – with the sole purpose of sharing new experiences as friends and supporters.

SSMC offers a number of additional cancer support groups, a prostate cancer support group, US Too International and Look Good/Feel Better that provides demonstrations on enhancing appearance during treatment. Visit and choose “support groups” for details about our many offerings and upcoming meetings.

Sound Shore Medical Center’s (SSMC) cancer program is accredited, with commendation, by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To meet the standards necessary, the cancer program as well as the organization that controls it, must undergo a rigorous evaluation and performance review. Less than 25% of the nation’s hospitals meet the stringent standards of the Commission on Cancer. This distinction, along with SSMC’s long history of excellence in cancer treatment, assures the public of a quality program tailored to the needs of the patient.

The next meeting of Girl’s Night Out is scheduled for May and anyone interested in attending should call Barbara Rohonczy at 914.365.3754 to reserve a seat.