State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today honored Salinas-based business, D’Arrigo Brothers, for their 15-year dedication to ending breast cancer. Since 1999, the D’Arrigo Brothers and Andy Boy, also owned by the D’Arrigo family, have donated more than $1.2 million to prevention and finding a cure for breast cancer through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Those donations support more than 200 researchers at major medical institutions worldwide.
“I am pleased to recognize D’Arrigo Brothers and Andy Boy for their dedication and generosity in the fight against breast cancer, as well as their commitment to increase awareness about this disease,” said Cannella. “Since 1990, the breast cancer mortality rate in the United States has decreased 34%. There is no doubt the decline is due to improved breast cancer treatment and early detection, and the continued efforts and support of the D’Arrigo family furthers this trend.”
Approximately 12% of women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The National Cancer Institute reports that just this year, 233,000 new cases of breast cancer have been diagnosed.