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Baseball and Breast Cancer

Littauer partners with the Amsterdam Mohawks to get the word out about mammograms.

Gloversville, -“It seemed like an unlikely partnership, baseball and breast cancer, but the passion was there and we ran with it.” stated Cheryl McGrattan Nathan Littauer Hospital spokesperson. The Hospital has joined forces with the Amsterdam Mohawks to try and spread the word about the importance of mammogram screenings. Ms. McGrattan added, “We want every woman in our area to know that mammograms can save lives. And we will use the power of the Amsterdam Mohawks to try and spread the word.”

As part of their Radiology Revolution campaign (www.radiologyrevolution.com) Nathan Littauer is hosting a breast cancer awareness night. The baseball game will feature baseball players wearing pink, and breast cancer survivors throwing out the opening pitches. Nathan Littauer is celebrating their new mammogram screening facility in Perth. The team has even ordered pink jerseys to try and get the message out to women in this area to get their mammograms.

Amsertdam Mohawks celebrate our new mammogram machine

“Simply put, we need to improve the utilization rates of mammogram services in this area” stated Patrice McMahon, Vice President of Primary Care Services. And Littauer is using social media to get the word out as well. “On our Face Book page we are starting a 100 reasons program. It is a challenge to our fans to find 100 reasons for women to get their mammograms on our Face Book site.” stated Cheryl McGrattan. The team and Littauer recently made a video as well which can be viewed at the site.

“Each one of these players has important women in their lives, and they are passionate about this cause. I could not be prouder of their commitment to women in this area.” stated Bill Terlecky, Amsterdam Mohawks General Manager. He concluded, “The services are out there. Women just need to take the time to get it done.”

July 9th is “Littauer Night” at the field. The team will be the unveiling their “Pink Jersey Auction” fundraiser. Funds raised that night will benefit education and access programs at Littauer.” Breast cancer survivors will be joining us join us that night to throw out the opening pitch, and run the bases with the team.” said Bill Terlecky.

Date: Friday, July 9, 2010

Time: 7:05 pm

Who: Amsterdam Mohawks in pink jerseys to support breast cancer screening

What: Team meets staff at Littauer, tours mammogram center

Where: Shuttleworth Park Amsterdam, NY 12010

Contact: Cheryl McGrattan 332-2505

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To schedule a mammogram at the new Perth screening center, please call 883-8634. If you are a breast cancer survivor and would like to attend the game, please contact Cheryl McGrattan at 773-5533.

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