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

LINKS Charity Making Final Preparations:
Maintains Commitment to Enhancing Local Breast Cancer Care

WCA Hospital
Members of the LINKS Charity Planning Committee meet at the Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant to make final preparation for the 21st annual LINKS Charity events at Moon Brook Country Club on August 6th and 7th to benefit local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital.
Front Row (L to R): Elaine Short, Mary Blair, Becky VanRiper, Angie Peck (Cummins) and Elyse Clark (Truck-Lite)
Back Row (L to R): Allen Short, Dave Ankeny (The Bilicki Law Firm), David Thomas (ALSTAR EMS), Brad VanRiper – LINKS Charity Executive Director (Truck-Lite), Aditi Salvi (Cummins) and Mike Abbate (Cummins)

Jamestown, New York (Friday, July 27, 2012) – LINKS Charity is making final preparations for its fundraising events which will take place at Moon Brook Country Club (Jamestown, New York) on Monday August 6th and Tuesday, August 7th.

Beginning Monday morning, the 21st annual LINKS Charity LPGA Pro-Am will feature twenty-five LPGA touring professionals teamed with four amateur golfers. As in years past, the field is completely full for this popular golf tournament.

Later that evening, the “LINKing Together” Banquet & Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. Seats are still available for this special event ($50 per person) featuring dinner provided by Moon Brook Country Club and the ever-popular LINKS Live and Silent Auctions. LINKS Charity is continuing to accept donated items for these auctions.

The following morning (Tuesday, August 7th) the LINKS Golf Scramble begins with an 8:00 a.m. golf clinic with LPGA professionals followed by a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. A limited number of spaces ($250 per golfer) are available for individuals and foursomes interested in golfing.

Spearheaded by lead sponsor Truck-Lite and major sponsors Cummins, United Refining Company, and ALSTAR Emergency Medical Services, along with associate sponsors, Veracity Benefits, Jamestown Savings Bank, and The Bilicki Law Firm, LINKS Charity has once again taken a leadership role in the local fight against breast cancer with a $300,000 pledge toward the purchase of 3-D Breast Tomosynthesis. This cutting-edge technology will compliment LINKS Charity’s most recent gift ($275,000) to aid in the diagnosis of breast cancer through the purchase of Digital Mammography which is now operational in the WCA Center for Imaging & Medical Arts. To date, nearly $880,000 has been contributed by LINKS Charity to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of local cancer patients. By year end, LINKS Charity hopes to surpass the $1 M mark.

To register for the “LINKing Together Banquet & Auction or the LINKS Golf Scramble, or if you are interested in supporting LINKS Charity with a tax-deductible gift/sponsorship, please contact Elyse Clark at 800-851-2812 or visit immediately.

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