2018 Award Winners

2018 Bridge Builders Breakfast celebrates our providers, donors and advocates. Congratulations to all of our 2018 Founders Award finalists.



Dr. Peter Beitsch


Dr. Beitsch studied at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas graduating third in his class. Following an internship and residency in general surgery at UT Southwestern, Dr. Beitsch completed a National Cancer Institute fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as well as, a surgical oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California.

He is an ASBS certified breast ultrasonographer and is an American College of Surgeons breast ultrasound faculty instructor. He trained with the father of sentinel lymph node biopsy in Los Angeles, Dr. Donald Morton and brought the technique to Dallas. Dr. Beitsch has given numerous national and local presentations and is actively involved in research. He has major articles in peer-reviewed medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and the American Journal of Surgery. He is a fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology, served as chairman of the Community Surgical Oncologist Committee and sat on the Executive Council from 2007-10. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons where he is active in breast cancer research placing hundreds of women into cutting edge studies. He has served as the Membership Committee Chairman for the American Society of Breast Surgeons, was on the Board of Directors from 2006-9 and was the Program Director for the 2005 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. He serves as the principle investigator of the National Mammosite Breast Radiation Registry.


Robin Long

Robin E. Long


When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my greatest concern was my own mortality, not how I would pay for treatment. I had insurance, great insurance, in fact, through my employer. Through referrals of medical professionals and friends, I met Dr. Sally Knox, who would be my breast surgeon. Treatment wasn’t fun, but once again, I wasn’t worried about how I would pay for it. The one thing I did realize was that breast cancer changes your life and touches the lives of your family and friends, as well,
Through Dr. Knox, I learned about The Bridge Breast Network and how not everyone was a fortunate as I. Over the years, I have been a board member twice, and an employee, and now a volunteer. I have seen what The Bridge can do. How they can take my donation and turn it into 10 times more of medical care for their clients. I am a retired CPA, a member of Park Cities Baptist Church, and the Notables Sr. Adult Choir at PCBC. I have two children and two grandchildren.

Congratulations Robin Long on being named the 2018 Bridge Builders Society Advocacy Award winner! Your wisdom and knowledge has inspired us all who know you to excel. We have witnessed greatness and dedication at its best and feel truly blessed beyond measure because of you….