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September 19, 2018

Shineman Foundation Supports OCO Cancer Services Program


FULTON, NY – Karen Goetz, executive director of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, presented Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program Coordinator Carolyn Handville and Cancer Services Program Assistant Christina Wallace with a donation of $1,550.

The OCO Cancer Services program offers a wide range of cancer screenings free of charge to both men and women.

Karen Goetz, right, and Carolyn Handville, left, with Christina Wallace.

Karen Goetz, right, and Carolyn Handville, left, with Christina Wallace.

“Generous donations such as these are essential to the continued success of our program,” said Handville. “This donation from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation gives hope to those served by OCO’s Cancer Services Program and helps to provide support in many ways; one of which is offering free yoga classes to those diagnosed with any form of cancer as we focus on overall wellness for cancer survivors. We also expanded our outreach, education and screenings for the early detection of cervical cancer throughout January, which was Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. We hosted screening days throughout Oswego County where we offered free pap/pelvic exams along with services such as transportation and/or daycare services for woman. Early detection saves lives and we cannot thank the Richard S. Shineman Foundation enough for its honorable donation that touched the lives of hundreds of community members.”

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 100 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org.

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