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From Our Hearts provides $73,000 in breast cancer screening, treatment to island residents

September 26, 2012
By KAREN WASHBURN - Special to the Eagle , Pine Island Eagle

From Our Hearts' mission is to raise money to provide breast cancer screening and treatment to eligible Pine Island area residents. I am proud to let you know that From Our Hearts provided $73,000 worth of services from March 2011 to February 2012. This included 158 mammograms, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for 10 women. This was a significant increase from years past, probably due to our area's economic situation, but also because of the increased awareness of the need for breast cancer screening.

Early detection is the key to a cure. If you or someone who lives in the Pine Island area needs a mammogram and cannot afford it, please call Partners for Breast Cancer Care (454-8583) and ask about the From Our Hearts Grant Program.

I am happy to announce our new members to the From Our Hearts 2012-2013 Board of Directors. Tia Avens, Patty Burman, JoAnn D'Archangel, Patricia Downing, Mary Scott, John Thurston and Dona Wells. 2012-2013 Officers are President Karen Washburn, Vice President Mary Scott, Co-Treasurers Ann Crawford and Connie Verner and Secretary JoAnn D'Archangel. Returning Board Members are Guylyn DeMeyer, Julie Herder, Terri James, Melissa Koferl and Joanne Schultz.

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From Our Hearts 2012-2013 Board of Directors (front row): Patty Burman, Karen Washburn, Tia Avens, JoAnne D'Archangel, GuyLyn DeMeyere, John Thurs-ton (back row): Terri James, Mary Scott, Connie Verner (not pictured): Dona Wells, Julie Herder, Ann Crawford, Melissa Koferi, Particia Downing, Joanne Schultz.

I would also like to thank our out-going Board Members Valeria Cleaver and Sharon Kubiak. These ladies have given much to From Our Hearts, assuring that those Pine Island area residents in need receive breast cancer screening and treatment.

For more up-to-date information and event schedules log onto our website at www.FromOur-Heart.org_Become a member and show your support for an Island Organization that Helps its residents with Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment.

Karen Washburn is president of From Our Hearts.

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