Wear Pink to Raise Money for Digital Mammography at J.C. Blair
The Women’s Imaging Center at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the Alliance for Breast Care at J.C. Blair ask the community to wear pink on Friday, October 28 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Participants are encouraged to pay $5 to wear pink in support of the digital mammography campaign at J.C. Blair.
J.C. Blair has been chosen to receive a grant of $200,000 from a foundation in Central Pennsylvania to bring digital mammography to our Women’s Imaging Center. The foundation providing the grant has challenged our community to match their gift.
Over the past two years, the Alliance for Breast Care at J.C. Blair has been the recipient of donations from events, individuals and service groups, totaling just over $30,000. The goal now is to complete the match to bring digital mammography to the community.
This project will provide the Women’s Imaging Center at J.C. Blair with the most technologically advanced digital mammography system available, right here at home. This is your opportunity to help provide the best care for those you love and the whole community.
Digital mammography is an important advancement in breast care mammography making it possible to identify breast cancer when very small – often a year or two before it is large enough to be felt. Just like a digital camera, digital mammograms give your radiologist clearer pictures immediately allowing for early detection.
The Women’s Imaging Center at J.C. Blair reminds women that yearly mammograms for women age 40 and older and breast exams for all women can find breast cancer early, when the disease is most treatable. One in every seven women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. When breast cancers are diagnosed at a localized stage, the five-year survival rate is 97%.
If you have an organization that would like to raise money for digital mammography, please call the J.C. Blair Community Relations Office at (814) 643-8833 for flyers to post to promote Wear Pink Day. Take a picture of your group wearing pink on Friday, October 28 and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures will be posted to J.C. Blair’s facebook page.
Checks may be made payable to the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation and mailed to 935 14th Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652. For more information about Wear Pink Day or to make a gift to the digital mammography campaign, please contact J.C. Blair Foundation Executive Director Marsha Hartman at email@example.com or (814) 643-8888.