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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Director of Development
(716) 664-8423
Karl.Sisson@wcahospital.org

“Pink the Park” to Benefit Local Breast Cancer Care
WCA Hospital Partnering with Jamestown Jammers on June 20th


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(L to R): Representing the Jamestown Jammers Matt Drayer (General Manager) and Julia Morgan (Front Office Associate) join representatives of WCA Hospital, Dianne Courtney-Freeman (Mammographer) and Karl Sisson (Director of Development) in preparation for the second annual “Pink the Park” baseball game on Friday evening, June 20th at Russell E. Diethrick Park as the Jammers begin their series with the State College Spikes.

Pink the Park Logo

Jamestown, NY (Friday, June 13, 2014) - Next Friday (June 20th) WCA Hospital and the Jamestown Jammers will team up to host the second annual “Pink the Park” baseball game at Russell E. Diethrick Park. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. followed by the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. as the Jammers begin their two-game series against the State College Spikes.

In addition to decorating the park in pink, the Jamestown Jammers players and coaches will be donning pink socks and wrist bands (courtesy of the Jamestown Cycle Shop), and are asking fans to join them as they “Pink the Park” by also wearing pink.

“Everyone knows and loves someone here in our community who has battled breast cancer,” says Matt Drayer, General Manager of the Jamestown Jammers. “The Jammers are honored to once again team up with WCA Hospital to raise awareness and join in the local fight against this deadly disease.”

In addition to raising awareness for good breast health and promoting annual mammograms, WCA and the Jammers will pay tribute to breast cancer survivors on the field just before the ceremonial first pitch. All breast cancer survivors are invited to gather near the Jammers dugout along the third base line at 6:45 p.m. before being honored on the field just after the ceremonial first pitch.

WCA Hospital will also be conducting a special basket raffle/silent auction and 50/50 that will benefit local breast cancer care.

The benefit basket raffle/silent auction will feature Pittsburgh Pirates tickets, commemorative “Pink the Park” baseball A-Bats donated by Superior Bat Company, commemorative 2013 “Pink the Park” Jamestown Jammer baseball jersey, HP scanner, golfer in the LINKS Charity Golf Scramble, 1-year Shults Advantage Plan, gift baskets, and more.

For game tickets, please call 716-664-0915, stop by the Jammers Box Office at Diethrick Park, or visit www.JamestownJammers.com.

For more information about “Pink the Park”, to donate to the basket raffle/silent auction, please contact Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at 716-664-8423 or karl.sisson@wcahospital.org.

Breast Cancer in the United States

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. However, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.  At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

“Detecting early breast cancer saves lives,” said Dianne Courtney-Freeman, Mammographer & Patient Navigator at WCA Hospital. “On behalf of the WCA family and the patients we serve, I want to thank the Jamestown Jammers for helping us to promote good breast health and for supporting our commitment to enhancing our ability to detect, diagnose, and treat breast cancer.”

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