City of Chester Again Raises Money to Support Crozer Regional Cancer Center
Mary Lou Patton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.S.S.O., F.C.C.M., left, and Mary Rooney, R.N., B.S.N., OCN, CBCN accept gifts from City of Chester employees.
Wearing pink and holding pink balloons, City of Chester employees celebrate their gift to Crozer.
Throughout the month of October, the City of Chester showed its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, raising more than $1,500. This is the fourth year that the City has partnered with Crozer-Chester Medical Center to support the cause and raise awareness about the importance of taking preventive steps through self-exams and screenings.
“It has been proven that African American women are especially at risk to die from breast cancer,” said Mayor Wendell N. Butler Jr. “Through the City’s partnership with Crozer-Keystone and a continued effort to raise awareness through screenings and early detection, we as a community can reduce the risk of breast cancer.”
In support of the cause, the city held “pink day” on Nov. 10 at the regular council meeting and presented representatives from the Crozer Regional Cancer Center with a check for $1,589. Representing Crozer was Mary Rooney, R.N., B.S.N., OCN, CBCN, breast health coordinator at Crozer, and Mary Lou Patton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.S.S.O., F.C.C.M., Crozer breast surgeon, medical director of the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center and American College of Surgeons physician liaison for the Crozer Regional Cancer Center.
Along with the Mayor and Council, city employees showed their support at the council meeting by wearing pink and joining together outside City Hall. Kyj’s Bakery of Chester also showed its support by donating pastries decorated in pink icing and sprinkles for the festivities.