OSWEGO, NY – In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program of the North County has partnered with health providers throughout Oswego County to raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage community members to receive the cancer screenings they need.
The highlight of the Cancer Services Program’s awareness campaign will take place October 27 at ConnextCare Pulaski, 61 Delano St., from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Community members are invited to get their pink on and help OCO form a Human Pink Ribbon at 10 a.m.
“Our goal continues to be to raise awareness and register eligible community members who are both uninsured and between 40 and 64 years of age into the program to obtain their free cancer screenings. October provides an added opportunity for the Cancer Services Program of the North County to promote the services offered through the program and to support the many community members in Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson and St Lawrence County that have been affected by this disease,” said Program Coordinator Carolyn Handville.
The Human Ribbon is part of a breast cancer awareness event that begins at 9 a.m. and includes free drawings and refreshments, a variety of vendors, music, and health related information.
Eligible community members will also be able to schedule appointments for free mammograms and clinical breast exams as well as other cancer screenings.
“We’re looking forward to our 9th Annual Human Pink Ribbon,” said Handville. “Each year more and more community members are participating to form our Human Pink Ribbon. We are excited to welcome this year’s participants and anticipate creating our largest Human Pink Ribbon yet!”
For more information on the Human Pink Ribbon celebration or OCO’s Cancer Services Program of the North County, call Handville at 315-592-0830.
OCO 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 100 separate locations.
For more information, visit www.oco.org.