During the month of October, employees of the Community EMS District, covering Garrettsville, Freedom Township, and Nelson Township, proudly wore pink shirts to show their support for breast cancer awareness. Employees were permitted to wear the pink shirts for a donation to the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Maxine Lyman Mammography Fund. All 23 employees of the Community EMS District purchased shirts and participated in the fundraiser.
The Community EMS Association also sold shirts to the general public to raise awareness for the cause. A total of 104 pink shirts were sold.
A check for $334.64 was presented to Judy Mink, Director of Radiology at Robinson Memorial Hospital.
The Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Maxine Lyman Mammography Fund was established to provide mammograms to women who can not afford the potentially life-saving procedure. Since the inception of the fund, the Foundation has provided thousands of dollars for mammograms to hundreds of women.
“Robinson Memorial Hospital provides approximately 10,000 mammograms per year. Of that, approximately 50 to 65 new cases of breast cancer are determined,” said Mink. “We are thankful that groups like Community EMS District and others support the Maxine Lyman Mammography Fund so that every woman in Portage County who needs a mammogram, and who may not be able to afford one, can be assured of having one through this fund.”
“The employees of Community EMS District look forward to continuing this fundraising effort in 2012 and would like to thank all of those who supported the cause,” said Chief Christopher Sanchez, who organized the fundraiser.