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This summer has already been full of fun events for Team Towanda!

Our final tally of net proceeds for the 2012 Team Towanda FUNdraiser was $30,000!!

Congratulations to all who supported this event! On behalf of everyone who contributed, we had the honor of presenting $15,000 checks to the Towanda Funds at both Hartford Hospital and ECHN. As promised, 100% of the funds raised that night will go to pay for mammograms and breast related services for uninsured, underserved women in the Greater Hartford Community. Thank you to all the wonderful friends who made this possible. The need for assistance for these services continues to skyrocket as more women find themselves without medical benefits in this economy. Please continue to support these women through our Towanda funds [2]as generously as you can.

We are so happy to show you these examples of your donations at work. Remember, Team Towanda is a 100% volunteer organization that is still run from Judith’s kitchen table. We keep our overhead to an absolute bare minimum (yes, we still clip coupons and look for sales for every TTF purchase we make), while we strive to make every donated penny count. And those pennies add up! To date, we have donated over $250,000 to provide mammograms and breast related services to uninsured, underserved women in the Greater Hartford community!

If you or someone you know needs a mammogram but is unable to afford one, please contact the Partnership for Breast Care at Hartford Hospital at 860.545.1018 or the ECHN Women’s Wellness Center at 860.872.5368. Be sure and tell them “Towanda sent me!”

The big, beautiful new digital Take the Time Mammography Van at Hartford Hospital was unveiled on June 15! Team Towanda has supported mobile mammography since our founding and we were thrilled to take part in the official ribbon cutting ceremony that took place on June 15 at Hartford Hospital.

While Mother Nature is Having Nonstop Hot Flashes... Consider Filling Up with Sisters Oil!

    Sisters Oil Service, LLC is located in Canton, Connecticut. This new heating oil delivery service for Canton and the surrounding Farmington Valley towns proudly displays pink ribbons on their brand new pink and white oil truck! A percentage of their proceeds goes to support Team Towanda Foundation. Each time you order oil from Sisters Oil Service, LLC, you will be aiding Team Towanda in their efforts to support local women in the fight against breast cancer and to raise awareness about the importance of early detection. How cool is THAT?! Check them out at [5] and of course, when you call, tell them “Towanda sent me!”

Sneak Peek at Survey Responses

    Thank you so much to all the attendees who completed our post-FUNdraiser survey! All the committee chairs read every single comment, and we find them invaluable in our attempts to improve every event. We thought you’d like to peek over our shoulder at some of the things girlfriends had to say about the 2012 FUNdraiser:

    “The best self breast exam presentation I’ve ever seen/heard and I have done instruction!"

    Q: What is the one thing you take away from the event?

      A: “Breast cancer is not a death sentence. Knowledge is power. Positive mental attitude can get you through the tough times. Friends are more valuable than gold. To laugh is to live!”

      A: “In indescribable feeling of joy seeing those newly diagnosed find camaraderie and empowerment; seeing the familiar faces that I don’t often see; in hearing stories of those who ‘get it’ after attending, knowing that we’ve raised money to help others and still have a blast while doing it!

    Q: What does Team Towanda mean to you?

      A: “Team Towanda means that when I answer the phone and hear the voice of an uninsured woman asking for a mammogram, I can schedule her for an appointment and know that it’s ‘taken care of’."

    Q: What are some of the images that stayed with you after the FUNdraiser?

      A: “I am just always amazed that each year I bring a few Party Virgins and within a half hour each one turns to me and say, ‘I am so in again next year!!!’”

      A: “There was a lady (not on the younger end of the age spectrum) who was so excited to be there and a part of it that she literally was skipping at full speed through the lobby!”

      A: “One of my favorite things was seeing so many women who have become friends only from the FUNdraiser. We only see each other that one time of year and we all were saying see you next year! Very cool!”

As always, breast wishes from all your girlfriends at Team Towanda!

Judith, Monica, Debbie, Lynne, Ellen, Alison and Carina


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