At its national meeting in Scottsdale Arizona, Nancy M. Cappello, PhD was honored by the largest Italian American service organization in the United States, UNICO, with its Americanism – Civis Illustris Award for her outstanding work in communities in the US and around the world.
According to Tom Vaughan, incoming National President, UNICO, “Dr. Cappello embodies the true spirit of our organization, an organization which celebrates our proud Italian American heritage and the positive contributions we make as Americans.”
As director and founder of Are You Dense, Inc., and Are You Dense Advocacy Inc., patient advocacy breast health nonprofit organizations, Dr. Cappello spearheads grassroots efforts to educate the public about risks and screening challenges of dense breast tissue to prevent missed, delayed and advanced-stage cancer.
Moreover, she is the inspiration behind the first density reporting law in the nation in 2009, catapulting Connecticut as a global leader in density reporting and adjunct screening for women with dense breast tissue.
Complete Press Release Here
Nancy's Chalkboard Blog Post "Macaroni, Gravy and Breast Cancer: A Meaningful Collision In Honor of my Italian Heritage" chronicles her heritage and reflections on the Americanism Award. You can find it here.