GJCTC Cosmetology Students Donate to JMBCC

Students in the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center’s (GJCTC) cosmetology programs raised $1200 in October to support local research and programs at the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center.

Students in both the high school and adult education programs, assisted by instructors and staff, sold pink hair extensions, pink hair spray, face painting, and support the cause stickers. The items were sold within the GJCTC building and to students in neighboring school districts.

All proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at a check presentation on November 6.

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 – including mammograms, follow-up diagnostic services, and genetic counseling.

Pictured: Kim Oleksa, Foundations and Development Administrator for Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber with GJCTC participants Sherry Harteis, Chelsa Burke, Ashlee Bray, Aimee Bray, Nia Taylor, Tricia Rummel, and Fran Kazmierczyk.

About Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center
The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) opened in February 2002 offering comprehensive and personalized breast care in one convenient location. The JMBCC is exists to prevent and treat diseases of the breast and other conditions that can impact the lives of the women served. The tools and techniques used include digital mammography, ultrasound, breast biopsies, breast MRI, bone densitometry, genetic counseling, research studies, and a female breast surgeon on-site.