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Gilda’s Club of Westchester honors Greenwich Smilow Center oncologist, and more

Gilda’s Club of Westchester presented its first Spirit of Excellence in Oncology Award to Dr. D. Barry Boyd, Medical Oncologist at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Greenwich, for his commitment and dedication to the cancer community.

“Dr. Boyd promoted the importance of dietary and lifestyle changes to be incorporated into patient care long before it became a standard of practice. His thoughtful, data-driven holistic approach to cancer care has been a tremendous asset to our community for more than three decades,” said Dr. M. Sung Lee, Acting Medical Director of the Center.

Board certified in internal medicine and oncology, Boyd is nationally recognized as a medical oncologist specializing in nutrition and exercise. He is the author of “The Cancer Recovery Plan”, which focuses on nutrition, exercise and stress relief. He has also influenced the nutrition and integrative medicine program at Yale Cancer Center, where he lectures on nutrition and cancer.

“We are grateful for all the work and care Dr. Boyd has provided to Gilda Radner and thousands of cancer patients over the past 20 years, and for supporting our mission through our advisory board. professional,” said Debbie Vincent, Director of Outreach. and clinical partnerships for Gilda’s Club.

According to the organization, the Spirit of Excellence in Oncology award is given to “someone who has not only made outstanding contributions to the field of oncology, but who also embodies the spirit of our namesake, Gilda Radner.”

Gilda’s Club Westchester has provided more than 20,000 cancer patients and their families in New York and Connecticut with free support, education, healthy lifestyle and social programs.


Boyd will be honored at the Annual Comedy Gala on April 7 at Fenway Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY

Gilda’s Club is a free community organization for people with cancer, their families and friends, providing places to gather and for emotional and social strengthening to complement medical care. It is named in honor of Gilda Radner, original cast member of “Saturday Night Live”, a Stamford resident who died of ovarian cancer in 1989.

Greenwich Library welcomes Rep. Raskin

AuthorsLive hosted U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, D-Md., at the Berkley Theater at the Greenwich Library on Feb. 23 for a conversation led by New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall around themes from Raskin’s recent memoir, “Unthinkable.” .

A recording is available on the library’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZNfQBttPvWPUBXs8L5dvw/featured.

On December 31, 2020, Tommy Raskin, the congressman’s only son, died by suicide. Seven days later, on January 6, 2021, Jamie Raskin returned to Congress to help certify the results of the 2020 presidential election when violent insurgents stormed the US Capitol.

As our nation reeled and mourned after the attack, Raskin, a professor of constitutional law, was called upon to put aside his overwhelming grief – both personal and professional – and lead the impeachment trial of the former President Donald Trump.

The event was part of the AuthorsLive series, made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board and contributions from generous donors. For more information, visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.

Local resident wins WGU award

Riverside’s Akiva Yifrach won an Achievement Award at Western Governors University in Jersey City, NJ. The award is given to students who achieve at a higher level in their courses. Yifrach is a student at the university’s College of Business.

Founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to affordable, high-quality online higher education, the nonprofit WGU now serves more than 131,000 students nationwide.

The Carver Center celebrates Black History Month

The Carver Center in Port Chester, NY, recently honored three outstanding members of its community as part of its celebration of Black History Month.

The honors went to Tom Kissner, president of the Port Chester/Rye chapter of the NAACP; Tyree Welch, long-time role model and mentor for young people in Port Chester; and David Brown, a manager of more than 12 years for the Carver market.

The Port Chester High School African American Club, School Trustee Vanessa Clay-Williams and Vice-Principal Keith Allen joined in the celebrations Feb. 17 to recognize the honorees in an intimate get-together.

The Carver Center said it hopes to bring this celebration back to its pre-COVID grand format in 2023.

The Port Chester Carver Center has served the community since 1943 and has grown to include a small food pantry and child care program. Today, its programs are aimed at children, teenagers, adults and the elderly in the city.