CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AND COMBINED ENERGY SERVICES TEAM UP TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Sullivan County-based Combined Energy Services uses a pink delivery truck to raise awareness of breast cancer and provide funding for new mammography equipment at CRMC
December, 2010 - Monticello, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center received a $2,500 donation toward the cost of new digital mammography equipment at its Women’s Health Center from Combined Energy Services, a Sullivan County energy supplier.
In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Combined Energy Services (CES), a dependable supplier of gas energy to the Catskills, donated 1 cent to Catskill Regional for every gallon delivered by its “pink” delivery truck during the month. The funds will be used to support the purchase of digital mammography equipment at Catskill Regional’s Women’s Health Center, at 60 Jefferson Street in Monticello.
“Catskill Regional Medical Center prides itself on the advanced service and support we provide to our community, and this generous gift from CES will help us continue that mission,” said Steven Ruwoldt, CEO at Catskill Regional. “Early detection can be the key to defeating breast cancer. The purchase of the latest digital mammography equipment allows us to provide a vital service to the community at the CRMC Women’s Health Center.”
Since the philanthropic program’s inception in 2006, CES has donated all proceeds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2009, the company’s principals selected Catskill Regional Medical Center to ensure the local community would directly benefit.
CES co-owner Mike Taylor said, “This program is a good way to give to a great cause while at the same time help to increase public awareness that early detection is the key to survival. We believe if this campaign sparks one person to get a mammogram and it saves them, then it was all worth it.”
The American Cancer Society reports breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. Currently, there are about two and a half million breast cancer survivors in the United States.