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September 24, 2018

Griffin’s Greens’ Ladies League Helps Fight Against Breast Cancer


Fulton, NY – Golfers in the Tuesday night Ladies’ League recently held a Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament in support of OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership. Over the years the Cancer Services Program has provided hundreds of mammograms, breast exams, and breast ultrasounds for uninsured and under-insured women in Oswego County.

As a result, many women have received potentially life-saving treatment through the Cancer Services Program Partnership.

Members of the Griffin’s Greens Tuesday night Women's League night League presented Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership with a donation of $950.  The money was raised during the league’s rally for the Cure Golf Tournament.

Members of the Griffin’s Greens Tuesday night Women’s League night League presented Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership with a donation of $950. The money was raised during the league’s rally for the Cure Golf Tournament.

According to Carolyn Handville, coordinator of the Cancer Services Program, the golf tournament raised some much needed funds to help the program continue its mission of ensuring that individuals who are uninsured or underinsured receive the cancer screenings they need free of charge.

“It was heartwarming to see the compassion and concern that these individuals have for their community,” said Handville. “They truly understand the tremendous impact that the Cancer Services Program Partnership has on the lives of those it serves and the overall health of Oswego County.  I extend my sincerest appreciation to all of the golfers who participated in the event and especially to Tina Bourgeois who organized the Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament, Linda Griffin, Paul Stepien, Autumn Harrington, Sue Reitz and Bob Bateman for their donations, and special thanks to Sonia Robinson for the generous donation of a Longenberger basket filled with treats. Their support is greatly appreciated!”

Noteworthy performances during tournament included:

Closest to the pin on hole #14 -Josie LaTulip
Closest to the pin on hole # 17- Mary Shambo
Longest Drive- Kelly Wells
Closest to pin, second shot – Karen Hoffman
Most Putts – Kathy Vandermark

Administered through Oswego County Opportunities, the Cancer Services Program Partnership offers a number of cancer screening services including: Clinical Breast Exams, Mammograms, Pap/Pelvic Exams, and Colorectal Cancer Screenings for men and women.

These screenings are available year round, free of charge, and play an important part in maintaining good health.

For more information, or for eligibility requirements, on the Cancer Services Program Partnership contact Handville at 315-592-0830.

One of Oswego County’s largest employers, OCO provides more than 50 human service programs that touch the lives of more than 30,000 county residents each year.

OCO’s mission is to build partnerships that improve the quality of life and create successful communities.

Visit OCO on the web at www.oco.org

Oswego County Opportunities is a member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

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