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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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OCO Cancer Services Program Creates Human Blue Ribbon

Nearly 35 community members gathered at the Ringgold Pulaski Fire Department dressed in blue, to raise awareness of colorectal cancer. The group formed a human blue ribbon in recognition of March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program wrapped up its Colorectal Cancer Awareness month campaign by creating the first-ever human blue ribbon in Oswego County. Approximately 35 people, dressed in blue, gathered at the Ringgold Pulaski Fire Department, 12 Lake St., to form the ribbon.

Pulaski Helps Fight Cancer

Pulaski Helps Fight Cancer

Pulaski Mayor Ernest Wheeler and Coordinator of Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program, Carolyn Handville, distributed special shirts to community members as they gathered at the Ringgold Fire Department on March 26 to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and form the first-ever human blue ribbon in Oswego County.

OCO’s Cancer Services Program To Make Human Blue Ribbon

Daniel Laveck, owner of Edible Construction Co. & Bakery in Pulaski, and Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program, display one of the items OCO has provided merchants along Jefferson Street to distribute to their customers as part of OCO’s “Main Streets Go Blue” campaign to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.

In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program joined merchants along Jefferson Street in Pulaski to make Pulaski’s main street “Go Blue” to raise awareness of colorectal cancer in Oswego County and encourage people to receive their necessary cancer screenings.

OCO Guardian Angel Considers Its OPTIONS

The Pink Guardian Angel discovers what it is like to be a parent as it visits OCO’s OPTIONS Program. From left are case specialists Melissa Lamb and Aimee Goulette; OPTIONS AFL coordinator Linda Eagan; and program manager Christina Piscitelli.

The honorary head pin for Oswego County Opportunities’ upcoming Bowl-A-Fun, the Pink Guardian Angel, uncovered one of the many benefits that OCO’s Youth Services provides when it visited members of OCO’s OPTIONS program.

Dozens Lose Their Hair To Fight Childhood Cancer

Emily Bradshaw gets her hair shaved off as one of her friends tries to get a closer look.

It took Emily Bradshaw nearly her entire life to grow her long brown hair. It took only a few moments for the Kingsford fifth grader’s locks to be shaved off Monday evening. However, Emily’s unselfish act will give other youngsters a fighting chance at life. The 10-year-old was one of nearly 80 people taking part in the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event in the food court of the Campus Center at SUNY Oswego.

10-Year-Old Oswego Girl Nearing Baldrick Goal

Emily Bradshaw and Amy Lear, owner of Man in the Moon Candies, display the winning raffle ticket. Liz Cannady won the dozen chocolate roses. Emily raised $174 with the raffle.

Emily Bradshaw is going to have her head shaved as part of a benefit to raise funds to help kids who are suffering from childhood cancer. People can donate to her effort. Or, they can “Brave the Shave” themselves on Feb. 28 at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center.

OCO Is ‘On A Roll!’

The honorary head pin for OCO’s Annual Bowl-a-Fun, “The Pink Guardian Angel,” visited OCO’S Senior Dining & Activity site in the Fulton Municipal Building. From left are: volunteer Meals On Wheels driver Kim Todd; Chris Sturgis, consumer; and Chris Parks, volunteer coordinator for OCO’s Senior Nutrition Services.

In 2011 Oswego County Opportunities will celebrate its 45th anniversary. As part of that celebration OCO has begun promoting its 2011 fund-raising campaign, “OCO On A Roll.”

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