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got pink? Raises $11,471 to Help WCA in Local Fight Against Breast Cancer


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The 4th annual got pink? event, hosted at Shawbucks on March 10th, raised a record $11,471 to support local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital. (L to R) Karl Sisson - WCA Office of Development, Jamie Trusler – 106.9 KISS-FM, Kurt Johnson – Shawbucks, Debbie Anderson – WCA Center for Imaging, Sherrie Brookmire – 106.9 KISS FM, and Mike Giunta and Marty Herrick – Salon 1.

Jamestown, New York (Tuesday, April 23, 2013)—On March 10th, 106.9 KISS FM and Salon 1 successfully hosted the 4th annual got pink? event at Shawbucks in downtown Jamestown. This charity event raised a record $11,471 to benefit local the local fight against breast cancer.

In four years, got pink? has now raised and donated over $34,000 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 2013, all proceeds are helping to fund the purchase of 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, an enhancement to WCA’s digital mammography suite.

This year’s got pink? featured a live, silent and Chinese auction; 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.

“Thanks to another fantastic team effort, we raised the bar again this year,” says Sherrie Brookmire, Sales Manager for 106.9 KISS-FM and event organizer. “I want to thank Salon 1, Shawbucks, WCA Hospital, and all of the other sponsors and generous donors of this event who are helping to ensure these high-quality, lifesaving services continue to be available right here at our community hospital.”

“We are so grateful for valuable partners here in our community who stand beside us to help educate, motivate, and enhance local breast cancer care,” said Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development. “On behalf of the WCA family and the patients we serve, I want to particularly thank the event organizers whose firm commitment enables the professionals at WCA Hospital to utilize the latest technology in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer in its earliest stages.”

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 Karl Sisson at (716) 664-8423, or visit www.wcahospital.org.

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