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THS Students Helping to Save Lives

by Amber Donovan
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 02:00 pm

(Titusville, March 13, 2014)   Two Titusville High School Seniors, Bryanna Burrows and Abby Franke, held a "Pink Ball" last October which included a dance and raffles to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer in the community.  The event was started as their senior project providing students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and maturity achieved during high school.  

Ms. Franke and Ms. Burrows efforts raised $501.00 which will benefit the Free Mammogram program established at Titusville Area Hospital Foundation.   Their senior project helped the young women put their learning into action, while also help women in the community diagnose breast cancer at an early stage saving lives and decreasing patient treatment interventions and trauma. 

About the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund and Free Mammogram Program at Titusville Area Hospital:

For people who don't have medical insurance, but are in need of a mammogram, you can apply to the Titusville Area Health Center Foundation for a Free Mammogram while funding lasts.  To qualify for this Free Mammogram program, you can't have insurance or qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, you haven't had a mammogram within the last 365 days, and you must reside within the Titusville Area Hospital service area.  After meeting these qualifications, the patient will need a diagnostic order from a Pennsylvania licensed physician, schedule an appointment for a mammogram at Titusville Area Hospital, then complete and send the Free Mammogram request form to the Titusville Area Health Center Foundation for approval.  The Free Mammogram request forms are available from area physicians, at the Hospital Foundation and online at www.titusvillehospital.org.  The Free Mammogram program is made possible through donations to the Foundation's Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.  The fund was founded by the Green Acres Ladies Golf League to decrease the incidence of advanced breast cancer in the community.