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WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing Department
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MasterCuts Give Cancer The Boot For A Great Cause At LINKS Pink Walk

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From left, MasterCuts Managers Casee Miller and Kaitlynn Sheldon, display a number of fund-raising items that will be on sale at MasterCuts at the Chautauqua Mall during the fourth annual LINKS Pink Walk, Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. – Noon.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, October 27, 2014)—MasterCuts Salon located at the Chautauqua Mall and Walmart, on Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, New York are hosting, ‘Give Cancer The Boot’ at the fourth annual LINKS Pink Walk: A Celebration of Courage presented by Jamestown Radiologists, Medline, and Univera Healthcare Saturday, November 1st at the Chautauqua Mall.   Funds donated from ‘Give Cancer The Boot’ will used toward LINKS Charity’s 3-year pledge for 3D Tomosynthesis Technology at WCA Hospital.

Other Chautauqua Mall participants at the LINKS Pink Walk include, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, BonTon, Heritage Village, Old Navy, the Mall Haunted House staff and other participating mall store supporters.

“We are so excited to come alongside this fun-filled, inspirational walk again this year,” said Kaitlynn Sheldon, Manager of MasterCuts Salon at Chautauqua Mall.  “Our staff will be selling pink candles, pink lemonade, pink cake-pops and paint attendees nails pink during the event.   All of the proceeds from our efforts will benefit WCA Hospital toward breast cancer care—a cause near and dear to us that touches so many women.”

3D Breast Tomosynthesis is a breakthrough in mammography that uses advanced imaging technology to produce 3D images of the breast and give physicians a revolutionary screening and diagnostic tool designed for early detection of breast cancer that can be done in conjunction with traditional digital mammography.

The public can stop by MasterCuts at the Chautauqua Mall or Walmart before or during the LINKS Pink Walk which will be held on Saturday, November 1.  Walk festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. with registration and many family-friendly activities including face painting, coloring table for children, pink nails, pink lemonade, pink cupcakes, pink cake pops, a fabulous basket raffle and more. A beautiful, hand-sewn breast cancer quilt created by area resident, Barb Greene will be raffled off.  At 10:45 a.m., LINKS Charity will pay tribute to the courage of all those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, including a personal patient testimonial by Jenny Rader and video message from breast cancer survivor, Marissa Troxell, will be viewed on a large screen in center court.

At 11:00 a.m., the walk will begin and be led by breast cancer survivors as all walkers will carry the LINKS Tribute Chain, a chain featuring thousands of pink links that have been purchased ($1 donation) in honor or in memory of loved ones who are or have faced breast cancer.   Donations for these pink links are available at supporting event businesses including, Bob Evans, Truck-Lite, Cummins, Rocky’s Family Karate, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union branches, AFFINITY ONE Credit Union on Second Street, the Chautauqua Mall, Jamestown Radiologists and WCA Hospital.

Following the walk, participants will form a human breast cancer ribbon in the Mall Parking Lot.  After the walk, attendees and event volunteers will be treated a complimentary lunch by Bob Evans. At that time, attendees will continue to enjoy the pink-themed activities along with LIVE music provided by EMPIRE Entertainment LIVE DJ.

Along with lunch, each registered walker ($10 per person) will receive a complimentary pink event t-shirt to wear during the walk.  Walkers are encouraged to pre-register and join a team on-line at or register on-line at or call Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital at (716) 664-8614 for Pre-Registration Forms and Pledge Sheets.

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