Recognizing Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Carol Dine, Jim Nelson, Cary McConnell, and President David Sargent at Courage and Cuisine luncheon,


Jim Nelson, director of athletics, and Cary McConnell, associate director of athletics and head baseball coach, received the “Pink Tie Award” during the annual Courage and Cuisine luncheon, one of many activities held in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

McConnell and Nelson  were recognized for their longtime promotion of breast cancer awareness in the Suffolk community.

Presenting the awards were Carol Dine of the English Department and Suffolk President David J. Sargent.

Dine was presented with the first “Angela Lombardo Person of Courage Award,” which recognizes extraordinary courage, strength, and selflessness in the face of extreme personal adversity.  Dine, who survived childhood abuse, has battled breast cancer three times as an adult.

Lombardo, one of the founding members of Suffolk’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month committee, died earlier this year of spinal cancer that had metastasized to her lungs.  She was 38 and head of Suffolk’s radiation oncology program.

The luncheon capped off a series of events marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including the annual Walk to the State House, which brought together faculty, administrators, staff, and students, including student-athletes representing all 13 sports teams.


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