Williamsville, June 5, 2019 — This Saturday, June 8, Windsong will proudly and compassionately join all those impacted by breast cancer, their friends and family members at the Susan G. Komen inaugural More Than Pink Walk at Riverworks. This year Windsong’s team of over 160 staff will include radiologists, technologists, breast surgeons and many others that interact with breast cancer patients daily. The passionate Windsong staff took full advantage of the Susan G. Komen Walk Upstate NY Facebook fundraising tools this year and have collectively raised nearly $4000 to support Komen’s aggressive goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by 2026.
This year Windsong’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be on the Walk route in the Cobblestone District across from Helium Comedy Center. The Mammo Unit travels across the underserved areas of the eight counties of Western New York to improve access to breast cancer screening. Women interested in being screened can call 716.984.9494 to schedule a time either before, during or after the walk. Walk-ins will be welcome, however a doctor’s order is required and appointments are recommended.
This year The Pink Cow Ice Cream shop will be alongside the Mobile Unit distributing ice cream to the first 700 women. Those women who are due for a mammogram and get screened during the event will receive a voucher for a free ice cream at the Pink Cow.
As a frequent host of Windsong’s Mobile Unit at its Alden home over the past year, the owners of The Pink Cow Ice Cream shop have come to understand how the mobile unit impacts the women in its rural community by reducing the barriers to breast cancer screening. Owner, Laura Ross, stated, “We strongly believe it is so important to give back to the community in whatever way possible. Our family has been through breast cancer, a scary time, and a time which changes everyone involved. During her personal battle with breast cancer she was fortunate to have such tremendous support from her family and her community. She added, “Early detection is so important and this is our way of helping other women in our community to detect their breast cancer early.”