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OCO Cancer Services Program partners with Integrative Healing Spa

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Oswego, NY – Like to enjoy a complimentary relaxing therapeutic massage or perhaps a refreshing pedicure?

Thanks to a partnership between Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program Partnership and Integrative Healing Spa, 3 Fourth Ave. in Oswego, uninsured women aged 40-64 that take advantage of the free cancer screenings offered through the Cancer Services Program will be eligible to do so.

Carolyn Handville (right), program manager for OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership, meets with Amber Gilbo, Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Integrative Healing Spa, 3 Fourth Ave. in Oswego. The Cancer Services Program has partnered with Integrative Healing Spa to offer eligible women who complete all of the free cancer screenings available through the Cancer Services Program an opportunity to be included in a monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to Integrative Healing Spa for a complimentary massage or pedicure.
Carolyn Handville (right), program manager for OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership, meets with Amber Gilbo, Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Integrative Healing Spa, 3 Fourth Ave. in Oswego. The Cancer Services Program has partnered with Integrative Healing Spa to offer eligible women who complete all of the free cancer screenings available through the Cancer Services Program an opportunity to be included in a monthly drawing to win a gift certificate to Integrative Healing Spa for a complimentary massage or pedicure.

To help encourage uninsured women aged 40-64 to receive the potentially life saving cancer screening(s) they need, the Cancer Services Program will be giving away a gift certificate to Integrative Healing Spa for either a one-hour massage or a pedicure.

“We are excited to be able to offer those who utilize our services a chance to win this wonderful gift,” said Carolyn Handville, program manager of the CSPP.

Handville explained that uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 who complete all of their preventative cancer screenings they are eligible for, including a clinical breast exam, mammogram, a pap/pelvic exam, and a colorectal screening, will be eligible for a monthly drawing where one lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to Integrative Healing Spa.

Amber Gilbo, Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Integrative Healing Spa, said that she is pleased to know that her services can help support the efforts of the Cancer Services Program to improve the health of her community.

“Integrative Healing Spa is proud to partner with the Cancer Services Program to encourage women to take care of themselves. We believe everyone should take a proactive approach to health care. It is so easy to put yourself last these days when in reality it is more important than ever to listen to your body and pay attention to early warning signs that things may need attention.  Integrative Healing Spa offers a wide variety of services to help promote health and well being, some of which include massage therapy, facials and skin care, Reiki, manicures and pedicures, waxing, and infrared sauna sessions to name a few,” said Gilbo.

Handville added that in addition to the many cancer screenings for women, Cancer Services Program also offers colorectal cancer screenings for men as well.

“We do not want any man or woman delaying in the completion of their annual cancer screenings due to a lack of health insurance coverage. We all know someone who has experienced this terrible disease. I encourage everyone to take advantage of these potentially life saving screenings,” said Handville.

For more information on eligibility and free cancer screenings available, or to schedule an appointment, contact the Cancer Services Program Partnership 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