Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – The fight against breast cancer in Oswego County is something that OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership takes very seriously.
Over the years, the 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.
Recently, the extent of services offered through the program has been negatively affected due to budget cuts from one of the program’s major funders.
To help offset those cuts golf leagues at both Griffin’s Greens in Oswego and Cold Springs in Mannsville held “Rally for the Cure” and “Pink Night” events to raise funds for client services offered through the Cancer Services Program Partnership for Oswego County residents.
“It was heartwarming to see the compassion and concern that these individuals have for their community,” said Carolyn Handville, program manager, OCO Cancer Services Program Partnership. “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 thank you to all of the golfers who participated in the events and especially to Tina Bourgeois who organized the Griffin’s Greens event and Sonia Robinson and Paul Stepien for donating drawing prizes; and the ladies at Cold Springs Golf Course – Arlene Bauer, Lisa Clark, Sheila Clark and Mary Alford – for donating their time and talents to plan such a wonderful event. Their support is greatly appreciated and I can’t thank them enough!”
The Tuesday night women’s league and the Tuesday night men’s Elk Lodge League at Griffin’s Greens in Oswego combined to raise more than $1,300, while the Cold Springs Ladies League raised more than $2,700 and donated an additional $680.
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 over 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.