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PA Elite 10u Fastpitch Softball Team Donates $680 to JMBCC

On August 21, the PA Elite 10u Fastpitch Softball Team presented a $680 donation to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. To raise funds, team coaches donated $10 per win (41 wins in the 2021-2022 season) and families of players also chipped in. During the season, players received a breast cancer awareness bow for …

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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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JMBCC Receives $1,155 from Hiram G. Andrews Center

The Hiram G. Andrews Center Student Activities Committee presented a check to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center in the amount of $1,155. They raised funds from selling breast cancer awareness items and holding a basket raffle, Pink Out Day, and Dollar Denim Fridays. Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, …

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Windber Woods Raises $500 for JMBCC

Employees at Windber Woods raised $500 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center during the month of October. They held various fundraisers including sub and pizza sales. 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 …

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Portage Area HS Raises $2,206 for JMBCC

Portage Area High School National honor Society held a t-shirt sale and collected donations from faculty and students throughout the month of October, raising $2,206 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health …

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Screen One Screen All Receives Grant Funding from Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) recently received funding from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) to support student, patient, and community education geared toward women’s health.

The funding from CFA will help the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center and Windber GYN Associates to purchase educational models and materials that tie …

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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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