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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Hospital Director of Development
(716) 664-8423

JCC School of Nursing Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer & Supports WCA Hospital

WCA Hospital
(L to R): On behalf of Jamestown Community College’s Nursing Club, Raleigh White and Tom Rogers, Sophomore Class representatives, present Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Director of Community Health & Wellness; and Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development; with a check representing their fundraising efforts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to support the purchase of Digital Mammography.

Jamestown, New York (Friday, November 11, 2011)—The students enrolled in the Jamestown Community College (JCC) nursing degree program wanted to do more than just raise awareness during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they also wanted to make a lasting difference in enhancing the diagnosis of breast cancer in our community.

By selling pink ribbons for a breast cancer awareness tree in their Student Union, conducting a quilt and basket raffle, participating in the WCA Employee Educational Fair, and selling pink beads and hair ribbons, the nursing students raised a total of $457. They then gifted these proceeds to WCA Hospital to support the purchase of Digital Mammography so that breast cancer can be detected and treated earlier.

“We are so thankful to these future nurses for recognizing the importance of annual mammograms and for choosing to support our community hospital in our fight against breast cancer,” said Toni DeAngelo, Wellness Director at WCA Hospital. “The spirit and enthusiasm displayed by these students all month was tremendous.”

Digital Mammography is now operational in the WCA Center of Imaging & Medical Arts. Digital mammography provides high-resolution digital breast images immediately and allows the technologist to take more detailed images without delay. These digital images are easier to access, store, transmit, and retrieve, and can be acquired at a lower radiation dose without compromising quality. Early detection means faster intervention, more treatment options, and improved survival rates. To schedule your mammogram, please call WCA Hospital at (716) 664-8301.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to support Digital Mammography, please contact Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 487-6874 or mail your tax-deductible gift to: WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, New York 14702-0840.

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