Ness Pumping and Porta Potty Rentals, along with Monroe Auction hosted their fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 24th in the Waukon City Park to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and detection. Breast Cancer survivors were asked to sign a pink porta potty sporting the breast cancer ribbon, t-shirts were distributed and refreshments served.
Thetwo families awarded the proceeds raised from that walk to the hospital to be used towards the 3D mammography machine at the hospital. The $3200 donation helps Veterans Memorial Hospital finance this 3D mammography machine. This machine is clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.
The statistical benefits of digital 3D mammography include the following:
- A 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers.
- A 29% increase in the detection of all breast cancers.
- A 15% decrease in women recalled for additional imaging.
“We wanted to have the walk to raise awareness and money that can be used locally for those with breast cancer,” states the Ness family. “We always attended the walks in La Crosse and decided we wanted to help more locally. We were excited to hear that the Monroe family were interested in hosting with us. We are so thankful for their help and support. We are also very thankful for our community. We had an amazing turnout this year! After watching mom (Barb Ness) and several other family and friends go through it, we knew this was a way that we can help.”
Once again this year, the Ness family spent many hours planning and preparing for this event and ads, “We’d like to thank all of those who participated in any way this year. We appreciate your continued support!”
To schedule a 3D Mammography exam, or for questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact the Veterans Memorial Hospital Radiology Department at 563-568-3411.