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Yesterday, at our Cancer Care Center’s Holiday Open-House the Ladies’ Plastic Golf Organization presented the Foundation with a check for $33,000 from this year’s golf tournament! This dedicated group of ladies has been donating to our Breast Health Fund for the past 13 years. In 1999, Dee Ketner reached out to the Cancer Care Center because her sister in Massachusetts was diagnosed with breast cancer and she wanted information and ways to give her support. Our breast health nurse, Martha Osborne, RN, met with her and gave her the information she needed and explained ways that Dee could support her sister even though she was 3,000 miles away.
An avid golfer, Dee rallied colleagues to form the Ladies’ Plastic Golf Organization and their first tournament raised $500. The event has grown over the years and they have now donated a total of $261,230.00!!! Because of their spirit of giving, we are able to provide women in our community free wigs, valuable information and one-on-one support to help them through their cancer journey.
Our Hospital is grateful to all our community donors who share the spirit of giving throughout the year! Gifts can be given in several different ways and can be earmarked for different programs. Currently the Foundation is raising money to help the Hospital pay for the four new 3D (Tomosynthesis) mammography machines that will allow for better imaging which will detect cancer at its earliest possible stage resulting in more lives saved from breast cancer.