Despite heavy rains and wind, a surprisingly large number of women braved the weather to come out and hear Joanne Ballerini, BSN, CBCN, OCN, give a presentation about new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Joanne is the Breast Nurse Specialist at Danbury Hospital and has specialized training in navigating patients through the process of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. She spoke about breast imaging, including the use of 3D Mammography, current chemotherapies and radiation treatment options, as well as some of the newer surgical techniques being offered for reconstruction. Joanne is not only an excellent and knowledgeable speaker, her compassion, attentiveness and genuine interest in each person was evident throughout the evening. We are grateful to Joanne for her willingness to support Ann's Place and our clients through this excellent presentation.