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Celebrating 20 Years of Saving Lives

August 16, 2010

Sisters Hospital, Congressman Brian Higgins and the American Cancer Society Mark the 20th Anniversary of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides access to lifesaving cancer screenings and treatment for millions of low-income and uninsured women. The NBCCEDP has provided more than 8 million screening exams to more than 3 million women and detected more than 37,000 cases of breast cancer nationwide.

Breast cancer survivor Ann Dyson is among them. Her cancer was detected at Sisters Hospital, a part of Catholic Health, through the Cancer Services Program of Erie County, created as a result of the founding of the NBCCEDP.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, a press conference will be held on August 17 at 12:30 p.m. at The M. Steven Piver M.D Center for Women’s Health & Wellness. Speakers include:

  • U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins
  • Peter U. Bergmann, President & CEO of Sisters Hospital
  • Gretchen Leffler, Regional Vice President of the American Cancer Society
  • Ann Dyson, breast cancer survivor

A media tour of the Piver Center will follow the press conference.

Update

Watch the video below for coverage of the event.

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