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Got Pink? Event Raises $10,000 for WCA Hospital to Help Fight Breast Cancer

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The 2nd annual Got Pink? event, hosted at Shawbucks on March 13, raised $10,000 toward the purchase of Digital Mammography in the WCA Center for Imaging & Medical Arts. Representing WCA Hospital, Brian Meagher, MD, and Dianne Courtney-Freemen accept the check from Mike Giunta and Marty Herrick of Salon 1, along with and Sherrie Brookmire and Jamie Trusler of 106.9 KISS-FM.

Jamestown, New York (Friday, April 1, 2011)—Breast cancer is a widespread and random disease, striking both women and men of all ages and all races. It is the most prevalent cancer in the world today with about 1.3 million people diagnosed annually. The exact cause of the disease is unknown and, at this time, there is no cure. But, there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods, and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival now more than ever.

In 2010, in an effort to raise money for local cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care, Mike Giunta, Owner of Salon 1, initiated the creation of a successful event entitled Got Pink? to benefit WCA Hospital. On March 13, the second annual Got Pink? was held once again at Shawbucks and was even more successful as it raised $10,000 toward the purchase of digital mammography for the WCA Center for Imaging & Medical Arts.

“I want to thank many individuals and businesses, particularly Marty Herrick, Sherrie Brookmire, Jamie Trusler, and Kurt Johnson, who came alongside us to make this event such a success,” said Mike Giunta, Owner of Salon 1. “I am so pleased to join WCA in its fight against breast cancer and very thankful these services are available right here in our community.”

In addition to Salon 1, title sponsors included 106.9 KISS-FM, Shawbucks, Oneida Hearth & Hot Tubs, Jamestown Cycle Shop, Blue Ribbon Rentals, and Pressure Sensitive.

“We’re pleased to join Mike in this effort,” said Sherrie Brookmire, Sales Manager for 106.9 KISS-FM. “This fight is important to everyone is this community.”

WCA Hospital is upgrading from film to digital mammography because it offers a number of advantages and patient conveniences. 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. The professionals in the WCA Center for Imaging & Medical Arts recognize that early detection means faster intervention, more treatment options, and improved survival rates.

“Detecting early breast cancer saves lives and digital mammography will improve our ability to find these early, potentially curable cancers,” explains Lyndon Gritters, MD, Chair of the WCA Hospital Department of Radiology. “On behalf of WCA, I want to thank Salon 1, 106.9 KISS-FM, event sponsors, and all those who attended Got Pink? for promoting good breast health and supporting our fight against breast cancer.”

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible gift to support WCA’s campaign for digital mammography, please mail a check to: WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840, call (716) 664-8423, or visit www.wcahospital.org.

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