For some, the news, “You have breast cancer,” is life changing. For Jolene and her mom, they were just two of those women in November 2019 and February 2020. They are both Hamburg natives and the community support they have received during treatment has been overwhelming. As Jolene said, "Fortunately, Windsong Radiology found our cancers early and we received exceptional care at both Windsong Radiology and the Windsong Breast Care surgical office. We are both currently cancer free! My treatment cost over $96,000; my mom's was over $76,000. We are extremely fortunate that our insurance covered the majority of these costs. However, it did not sit well with us that not everyone is as fortunate."
Jolene and her mom wanted to give back to their community and contacted Windsong to ask if we could raise money for their newly formed Windsong Cares Foundation, which is currently in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Although a separate organization, this Foundation shares a similar mission to the Windsong organization – to identify cancer early when it is most treatable, and if cancer is detected, connect to the support needed.
Their "More Than Strong" Fundraiser on October 17th will raise money to support the mission of Windsong Cares Foundation which is to improve access and education around cancer prevention, cancer screening, and cancer research to effectively reduce the mortality from cancer in our WNY region.
They are reaching out to businesses to ask if they would be willing to donate a basket or other goods to the fundraiser. Donations will help make our fundraiser a success and they will gladly accept donations between now and October 1st.
If you are interested in donating or need additional information, please contact Jolene Wilson at 997-9752 or Lynn Hansen at 796-1881.