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Susan G. Komen Northeastern NY names Colleen Murray 2020 Hope Award Recipient

11/02/2020

Congratulations to NYOH's Colleen Murray, FNP-C, RNFA, who was honored on November 1, 2020 at the Annual Susan G. Komen Northeastern New York Pink Ribbon (Virtual) Luncheon as the 2020 Hope Award recipient. The Hope Award "recognizes a breast care professional who improves the lives of breast cancer patients."  

Murray received the Hope Award for her commitment to her patients and for going above and beyond to ensure they receive the support and care needed for their breast cancer diagnosis. She is not only a medical provider but also a friend, advocate, and therapist to every one of her patients.

When asked her thoughts on the nomination, Murray said, "This award means the world for me as it validates one of the important aspects of my life. I care for my patients, and I take the journey with them from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. Along that journey comes the family and the patient's friends and their work environment and their fears, hopes, and strengths. The intimacy that I confront daily in each room that I enter enriches me from their journey. And it is their journey that allows me to create one for myself that has purpose and meaning and productivity. I am privileged to secrets, laughter, and rewards with every patient I meet. How lucky am I!"

The Pink Ribbon Luncheon, held annually, celebrates breast cancer survivors and thrivers (those living with metastatic breast cancer) who inspire communities all across Northeastern New York.