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WCA Hospital Director of Development
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got pink? Raises Over $8,800 to Help WCA in Local Fight Against Breast Cancer



The 3rd annual got pink? event, hosted at Shawbucks in March, raised $8,827 toward the purchase of new breast cancer detection equipment for the WCA Center for Imaging & Medical Arts. Representing WCA Hospital, Diane Courtney-Freeman, Senior Staff Mammographer, and Dorothy Carlson, Mammographer & Telephone Patient Navigator, accept the symbolic 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 27, 2012)—InMarch, 106.9 KISS FM and Salon 1 successfully hosted the 3rd annual got pink? event at Shawbucks in downtown Jamestown. This charity event raised $8,827 to benefit local the local fight against breast cancer.

Over the last three years, got pink? has now raised a total of over $22,800 and gifted it to WCA Hospital. These gifts have been utilized to help WCA purchase new breast cancer detection equipment for the WCA Center for Imaging & Medical Arts. In 2012, all proceeds are going toward the purchase of 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, an enhancement to WCA’s new digital mammography suite.

This year’s got pink? featured auctions, the raffle of a Frigidaire washer and dryer donated by Blue Ribbon Rentals, haircuts, mini-manicures, and pink extensions offered by the staff of Salon 1, a Duck Dip provided by Designer Pools, the sale of t-shirts and hats from Jamestown Cycle Shop, and live music from DJ Fish and Derek Davis & The Tasty Groove Band.

“We are so pleased to join WCA Hospital, Salon 1, Shawbucks, and all of the other sponsors and generous donor in the local fight against breast cancer,” said Sherrie Brookmire, Sales Manager for 106.9 KISS-FM and event organizer. “The success of got pink? reminds all of us how important the fight against breast cancer is to our community. We are very thankful that these lifesaving services are available right here at our community hospital.”

“Detecting early breast cancer saves lives,” said Dorothy Carlson, Mammographer & Telephone Patient Navigator at WCA Hospital. “On behalf of the WCA family and the patients we serve, I want to thank the event organizers, sponsors, donors, and all those who attended got pink? for promoting good breast health and supporting our commitment to enhancing our ability to detect, diagnose, and treat breast cancer.”

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible gift to support WCA’s campaign for 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, 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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