City of Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, right, recently presented a check for more than $21,000 to the Mohawk Valley Health System Breast Care Center. The money was raised Palmieri’s annual breast cancer awareness luncheon that he hosts with his wife Susan. The guest speaker at this year’s luncheon was Shelley Penge, finance director at Utica Municipal Housing Authority, and a breast cancer survivor. The amount of funds raised this year is the greatest amount the luncheon has raised to date. Joining the mayor to celebrate are, from left, Patti DeCarr, senior administrative aide, urban and economic development, city of Utica; Nancy Butcher, executive director of cancer services at MVHS, and Susan Palmieri.
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