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September 25, 2018

OCO’s Cancer Services Program To Make Human Blue Ribbon


PULASKI, NY – 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.

Representatives from OCO’s Cancer Services Program visited businesses and distributed information on the free cancer screenings that the program offers.

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.

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.

The Cancer Services Program’s efforts to raise awareness of colorectal cancer will culminate on March 26 when they will make the first human blue ribbon in Oswego County.

Coordinator of the Cancer Services Program Partnership, Carolyn Handville is asking community members to wear something blue and join them at 10 a.m. that day at the Ringgold Pulaski Fire Department, 12 Lake St., to form the ribbon.

The Cancer Services Program will join OCO’s Facilitated Enrollment Department March 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ringgold Pulaski Fire Department to provide the community with an opportunity to pick up their free colorectal cancer screening kit and meet with an enroller to determine if they are eligible for Family Health Plus or Medicaid.

“The first 75 people who join us will be given a free blue shirt to wear and help us create the first ever human blue ribbon while Mayor Ernest Wheeler proclaims March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month,” added Handville. “There will be free refreshments and a drawing for two fishing poles for everyone that attends. In addition, each community member that completes their colorectal cancer screening kit will be given a $10 gift card to a local bait shop or hardware store. Our goal is to provide free screenings to the uninsured and awareness to the insured.”

For more information, call Handville at 315-342-0888, ext. 1455.

Or visit www.oco.org

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