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MSM Foundation receives national award

by jmaloni
Sat, Jul 17th 2010 12:00 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation recently received a national award in recognition of its successful "Campaign for Women's Health" which is bringing state-of-the-art breast health care to Mount St. Mary's and Niagara County. Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic health system with more than 65 hospitals in 20 states and the District of Colombia, announced that the foundation received the Sister Mary Walter Boyle Excellence in Philanthropy Award. The award was presented to Foundation Executive Director Lynn W. Catalano and Mount St. Mary's President and CEO Judith A. Maness at a ceremony in Baltimore that included development professionals from across the country.

The "Campaign for Women's Health" was launched in June 2009 as a $1 million initiative to bring advanced breast cancer detection to Niagara through digital mammography and breast-specific gamma imaging, among other diagnostic equipment. Area breast cancer survivor Mary Montani served as the honorary chair, and Robert Minicucci, president of Health System Services and a past chairman of the foundation board, was the campaign chairman. The foundation recently surpassed its goal in cash, grants, and pledges.

Pictured are Kelly Besaw, foundation chairman, of Chiampou Travis Besaw and Kershner, left, with Catalano and Maness.

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