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Volunteers Recognized for Making a Difference

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s (CSSMCW) annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner was held on April 18 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Windber. A total of 98 hospice volunteers, 63 hospital volunteers, and 10 Windber Health Care Foundation Auxiliary members were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the non-profit hospital.

Guest volunteer speakers …

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Pediatric Therapy Program Receives Donation

The Marine Corps League Devil Dogs Pound #229 recently donated $500 to the Windber Health Care Foundation supporting the pediatric therapy program. With the funds, the program was able to purchase a leg activity board for core development; a colorful, stable balance beam; and easy-to-clean chairs for the waiting room.

“We are grateful for organizations like …

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Arbutus Park Retirement Community Donates $1000 to JMBCC

Representatives of Arbutus Park Retirement Community presented a $1,000 donation to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. The retirement community raised money in October by selling pink gobs and Thanksgiving pumpkin rolls in November. This is the fifth year the community has held fundraisers to support the center, and this year’s donation brings their total …

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Gastroenterology Doctor Joins Medical Staff at CSSMCW

Mohammad Javad Saadat, MD has joined the medical staff at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber, where he will perform gastroenterologic procedures, such as colonoscopies and endoscopies.

Saadat earned his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Montserrat of the British West Indies. He completed a general surgery residency at …

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Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. Delivers $38,500 Donation to JMBCC

Members of the Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee delivered a donation of $38,500 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year, the committee hosts an annual fundraising dinner that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. The tenth annual event was held in …

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Ferndale Students Present $1,000 Check to JMBCC

Ferndale varsity and junior high cheerleaders presented a check for $1,000 to the JMBCC. Together with the football boosters, they held a Pink Out game, basket raffle, t-shirt & bake sale, and 50/50.

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Students from Hiram G. Andrews raise funds for JMBCC

The students at the Hiram G. Andrews Center and Commonwealth Technical Institute organized a pink awareness sale, raising $352 for the JMBCC.

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Shade High School donates $1,614 to the JMBCC

Shade High School hosted a Pink for a Purpose Volleyball game that raised $1,614 for the JMBCC. Every year this project is coordinated by a junior student. This year’s student is Katie Cook.

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Barnes Saly & Company Donates $6,500 to JMBCC

In November, representatives from Barnes Saly & Company presented a $6,500 check to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) from their 10th Bingo for a Cause fundraiser, a designer purse bingo event that was held at the end of September.

Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance to patients …

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Pitt-Johnstown’s Staff Association Council Donates to JMBCC

Pitt-Johnstown’s Staff Association Council, along with several students and staff members, presented a check for $475 to the JMBCC. The money was raised through the sale of H2P (Hail to Pink) jerseys.

Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health services …

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