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OCO To Make Strides Against Cancer

FULTON, NY – Representatives from Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County will be taking part in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.

Members of the Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County’s Team will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides walk. Seated from left are: Cindy Palamar, Stacie France, Mary Ellen Pierce and Kayleigh Dix. Standing from left are: Crystal Downey, Julia Smith, Allen Wert, Carolyn Handville, and Tricia Clark.
Members of the Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County’s Team will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides walk. Seated from left are: Cindy Palamar, Stacie France, Mary Ellen Pierce and Kayleigh Dix. Standing from left are: Crystal Downey, Julia Smith, Allen Wert, Carolyn Handville, and Tricia Clark.

Carolyn Handville of Oswego County Opportunities, who serves as coordinator for OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership, is looking forward to walking in the event with her co-workers and invites community members to join them as they make strides in the fight against breast cancer.

“I am happy to have this opportunity to be a part of this important event,” said Handville. “The American Cancer Society has been fighting cancer for nearly a century.  Their efforts have funded research that has led to breast-conserving surgery, improved breast cancer survival rates, reduced recurrence rates, and have established mammography as the gold medal standard to finding breast cancer early. The American Cancer Society also works with programs such as the Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County, which provides free breast exams, mammograms and pap/pelvic exams to women who are uninsured or under-insured.  By participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk we not only help fight breast cancer nationally, but more importantly, we are helping support the women in Oswego County.”

“I invite community members to join us for this special event.  It is a wonderful opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors, remember a loved one, and help raise funds and awareness to help fight breast cancer,” she added.

Handville said that there is no registration fee for those who would like to join the Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County and participate in the walk.

Scheduled for Oct. 4, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse.

For more information, or to register for the event, contact Handville at 342-0888, ext. 1455.