Alumni to tell survival story on national TV

imageTwo SUNY Oswego graduates will appear on national television Thursday, Oct. 28.

Breast cancer survivor Jeannine Muoio Salamone and her twin sister, Jacqueline Muoio Mazzilli, both 1992 graduates of Oswego, will be interviewed on NBC’s “Today” show by Katie Couric during a segment on breast cancer between 9 and 10 a.m.

The women are in the film “Breast Cancer Legacy” that airs on the Discovery Health Channel on Thursday night at 8 and 11 p.m. They are one of four families profiled in the hour-long documentary. On the “Today” show, they will be talking about the film as well as Salamone’s experience with breast cancer. The Discovery Channel film will be rebroadcast at 11 a.m. Oct. 31.

Salamone will also appear Oct. 28 on Lifetime Television’s “WomenRock!” concert at 11 p.m. She received the Lifetime Breast Cancer Heroes Award for her advocacy work.

Salamone, who received her breast cancer diagnosis the day before her 30th birthday and has since devoted herself to advocacy through the Young Survival Coalition, has been profiled in several national magazines, including Shape, the fitness chain Curves’ Diane, Glamour and Fitness, as well as the New York Daily News.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Winning pair—Breast cancer survivor and SUNY Oswego 1992 graduate Jeannine Muoio Salamone, shown with her husband John (a 1991 graduate), now advocates to help others challenged by the disease. Jeannine and her twin sister, Jacqueline, also a 1992 Oswego graduate, are appearing on national TV to tell their story of survival and hope.

(Posted: Oct 27, 2004)