300 attend ‘For Women Only’

Posted 16 May 2013 at 12:00 am

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Community Partners at Orleans Community Health

LYNDONVILLE – Medina sisters Charlene Pratt, left, and Darlene Rich, a breast cancer survivor for seven years, were among the 300 people who attended the 17th annual “For Women Only” event on May 1 at the White Birch Golf Course in Lyndonville.

Rich has attended the event for the past 15 years, except for one miss. That was the day of the event seven years ago when she got the news that she had breast cancer. She had since had treatment and is very doing well. She encourages all women to get screened.

The event on May 1 included speeches from holistic nutritionist Sara Vacin and cancer survivor Aleka Schmidt.

The benefit raised about $5,000. Those funds will assist cancer patients for expenses not covered by the Cancer Services Grant for women who are uninsured or underinsured in our area.

All women 40 and over should have a mammogram. If someone does not have insurance or they have a high deductible – please call Community Partners 585-798-6641 for a free mammogram.