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In a special ceremony at the Nassau County Executive/Legislative Building in Mineola, Nassau County Legislator Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) honored Barbara Faticone as the 2002 Woman Trailblazer from the 11th Legislative District. The "Woman's Trailblazers of the New Millennium" awards ceremony, now in its fifth year, celebrates Women's History Month by recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments and contributions of women throughout the county.

Legislator Craig Johnson presents a citation to Barbara Faticone following the Women's Trailblazers of the New Millennium award ceremony held at the Nassau County Legislature on March 18.

"In addition to her active presence within the Port Washington community, Barbara has committed herself to helping persons with cancer and their families," said Johnson. "I hope that she inspires others to try to make a difference in their community because her tireless efforts have certainly set a standard not only for women, but for everyone."

Barbara has been a volunteer worker and fundraiser for Cancer Care, Inc., a national organization providing cancer patients and their families with valuable free services for over 50 years. As a life member of the Port Washington-Manhasset chapter for over 33 years, she is currently serving as the organization's executive vice president. Throughout her tenure with Cancer Care she has served on the board of directors as an officer or chairperson during those years. She served as president for six years and is currently.

She is, perhaps, best known as the general chairperson of the chapter's "Red Stocking Revue," a variety show held annually at the Schreiber High School Auditorium. The proceeds for the annual event benefit Cancer Care. She is also one of the original committee members of the show and has performed in every show since it began in 1971.

Among a host of other charitable services, Barbara is also the president of the Port Washington Columbiettes Council #1977; is a member of the Concerned Citizens of Manorhaven and is a board member of the Port Washington Senior Citizen Center.

Barbara is a lifelong resident of Port Washington and celebrated 56 years of marriage to her husband Tom this past January. They are blessed with three children, Thomas, Wendy and Keith and three beautiful grandchildren, Joey, Kyle and Thomas.


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