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Pink donation helps pay for mammograms in Federal Way

Pictured left to right: Cynthia Kannenberg of the Women
Pictured left to right: Cynthia Kannenberg of the Women's Health and Breast Center at St. Francis; Susan Johnson, MD, FACOG; and Mirror publisher Rudi Alcott.
— image credit: Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror

Mirror staff reports:

The Federal Way Mirror printed its Oct. 5 edition on pink paper to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

On Monday, publisher Rudi Alcott presented a check for $1,215 to the Women's Health and Breast Center at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. The amount represents 20 percent of advertising proceeds from the pink edition.

The donation will help the center provide mammograms to eight women from the underserved population, said manager Cynthia Kannenberg.

"The Mirror is honored to be able to help raise funds for this worthwhile cause. It is a tremendous blessing for the residents of Federal Way to have this service provided by St. Francis located right here in our community," Alcott said. "Each year the amount of the funds that we donate grows. We will continue to help raise these funds so that no one will be denied the opportunity for early detection of breast cancer."

Bunco for Breast Care

To raise more money for breast care services, the center is hosting Bunco for Breast Care. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St., Federal Way.

Proceeds will help fund services such as mammograms, surgery and support. The event features light appetizers, along with Mammo Martinis and Cosmos for Cancer available for purchase. Tickets are $22 per person. For reservations, contact (888) 825-3227 or visit www.fhshealth.org/classes-and-events.

 

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