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Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out Donates $150,000 to the JMBCC

On May 8, members of the Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out (TOGNO) Foundation presented a donation of $150,000 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year, the Foundation holds a fundraising event that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. The 16th event was held …

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TOGNO Check Presentation to JMBCC 2022

Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out Donates $143,330 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center

On April 27, members of the Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out (TOGNO) Foundation presented a donation of $143,330 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year, the Foundation holds an annual fundraising event that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. The 14th annual event …

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Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. Delivers $47,500 Donation to JMBCC

The Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee presented a check for $47,500, their largest donation to date, 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. After being …

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Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Turns 20

There is a famous Margaret Mead quote that says, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Nothing could be truer about the small group of local folks who believed that a breast care center in the small town of Windber, …

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Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Welcomes Tracey Eckenrod, CRNP

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Tracey Eckenrod, CRNP to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC). She joins breast specialists Trudi Brown, MD and Deborah Sims, MD and began seeing patients this month.

As a nurse practitioner, Eckenrod provides follow-up care for patients with breast problems, …

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Slippery Rock Students Raise $135 for JMBCC

Trinity Romesberg, a junior at Slippery Rock University, gathered fellow students to lead exercise classes to raise $135 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. The class themes were based on girl power and included lots of pink. For their participation and donation, attendees were provided with face paint and pink breast cancer …

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Ann Harris Smith Foundation and CSSMCW Collaborate to Encourage Women to Screen One Screen All

Two area non-profit organizations, The Ann Harris Smith Foundation and Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW), are excited to announce their partnership to promote Screen One Screen All, an awareness campaign created to encourage women to schedule their health exams.

In January, after noticing that many women had delayed their regular screenings due to …

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Screen ONE Screen ALL Campaign Launched at Windber Hospital

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month–the perfect opportunity for women to start 2021 thinking about screening, prevention, and getting their overall health exams back on track.

“2020 has been a rough year all around and we fear many women may have put off important health screenings due to COVID-19,” says Erin Goins, Director of Women’s …

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Antibody Testing for JMBCC Cancer Patients Begins, Is Funded by TOGNO Foundation

Funded by the Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out Foundation, COVID-19 IgG antibody testing for Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) cancer patients began on Thursday, August 6. The patients have the option to have one antibody test for their personal knowledge or to volunteer to participate in Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular …

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