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Frewsburg Girls Soccer Supports Local Breast Cancer Care at WCA Hospital

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(L to R) Representing the Frewsburg Girls Varsity Soccer team, Abbey Jermain, Emilee Johnson, Maddie Whippo, and Emily Foy present Linda Johnson, a breast cancer survivor, with a check representing the $500 they raised this season in support of local breast cancer care.

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, January 19, 2012)—For the Frewsburg Girls Soccer Team, with as great a season as they had, their 2011 fall season might be remembered more for what was accomplished off the field than on. In an effort to pay tribute to Coach Ericka Alm’s mom (Linda Johnson) who was battling breast cancer, the girls, with the help of Booster Club and many others in the community, decided to donate all of the proceeds from their concessions, 50-50 raffles, and bucket donations to WCA Hospital to aid in the local fight against breast cancer. Through their outstanding efforts, they recently made a $500 gift to WCA toward the purchase of Digital Mammography in the WCA Center for Imaging & Medical Arts.

“I am so humbled to be honored in this manner,” says Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital Public Relations Representative and a breast cancer survivor. “I know their commitment and generosity will result in women, like me, who will be able to call themselves a breast cancer survivor.”

Thanks to the financial support from many, including LINKS Charity, 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. Early detection means faster intervention, more treatment options, and improved survival rates. To schedule your annual mammogram, please call WCA at (716) 664-8301.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to support local breast cancer care, 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, or visit www.wcahospital.org.

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