Cancer Services Program Creates Human Pink Ribbon

PULASKI, NY – Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program Partnership wrapped up its Breast Cancer Awareness month activities by creating its fifth annual human pink ribbon in Oswego County.

More than 150 people, dressed in pink, gathered in the parking lot of the Pulaski Health Center to form the breast cancer awareness ribbon.

More than 150 community members gathered at the Pulaski Health Center dressed in pink to form a human pink ribbon in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help OCO’s Cancer Services Program raise awareness of breast cancer. The program provides free breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings to uninsured Oswego County residents aged 40-64.
More than 150 community members gathered at the Pulaski Health Center dressed in pink to form a human pink ribbon in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help OCO’s Cancer Services Program raise awareness of breast cancer. The program provides free breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings to uninsured Oswego County residents aged 40-64.

“It was great,” said Carolyn Handville, program manager. “We were very pleased with the turnout. I’m happy to have accomplished our goals again this year by raising awareness for breast cancer, forming our fifth annual human pink ribbon, and more importantly, enrolling several new uninsured community members into the Cancer Services Program and providing free cancer screenings to 35 community members in October alone! A very special thank you to the Pulaski Health Center and its staff for their efforts to make this year’s human pink ribbon possible.”

Throughout the month of October OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership was busy spreading the word about the free mammograms and other cancer screenings that the program offers to uninsured Oswego County residents.

“According to the American Cancer Society, 13 Oswego County residents are diagnosed with cancer weekly. We want to ensure that those who are not insured are aware that the Cancer Services Program Partnership offers free cancer screenings to community members 40-64 years of age,” Handville said.

Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month has passed, the partnership continues providing free breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings to uninsured community members aged 40-64.

For more information on the many cancer screenings available from the CSPP, or to make an appointment, call Handville at 315-592-0830.

OCO, Inc is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org