Saving the world, $10 at a time, part II

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3. 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition. Since 1990, 1 in 9 has been fighting the cancer epidemic through community education and environmental action. 1 in 9’s Hewlett House opened on East Rockaway Road in Hewlett in 2001, in a 300-year-old farmhouse formerly owned by the Hewlett family. It is now a safe haven where breast cancer patients can find support and vital treatment information. Find out more at

There are many other organizations. Send me a letter about your favorite group(s), and we’ll publish it.

Scott Brinton is senior editor of the Bellmore and Merrick Heralds and an adjunct professor at the Hofstra University Graduate Journalism Program. Comments? or (516) 569-4000 ext. 203. Brinton’s profile and posts can be found at

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