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Sound Shore Medical Center, A & N Heating Oil of New Rochelle Deliver on Pink Tanker Truck to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

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Sound Shore Medical Center, A & N Heating Oil of New Rochelle Deliver on Pink Tanker Truck to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

October 21, 2010 - 13:34

SoundShore_A&N_BreastCenter.jpgThe Solomon Katz Breast Center at Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is partnering with A & N Heating Oil of New Rochelle for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Jason Costa, Vice President and CEO, and Paul Fortuna, President and COO, of A & N Heating Oil approached Sound Shore Medical Center administrators with their desire to publicize Breast Cancer Awareness in the area and to name the Solomon Katz Breast Center as the recipient of their humanitarian efforts. So, during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the public will start seeing a non-traditional oil truck making deliveries.

A & N’s commitment includes not only painting one the company’s trucks pink and white – for its lifetime – and including a breast cancer awareness message, but also a portion of the proceeds from each gallon delivered by the Pink Truck will be donated to the Solomon Katz Breast Center at Sound Shore Medical Center. This partnership is just in time for the 2010 heating season. Anyone wishing to support A & N’s commitment to the Solomon Katz Breast Center by ordering heating oil from the pink and white truck can contact Mr. Costa at 914.637.0070.

Sound Shore Medical Center President and CEO, John R. Spicer, commenting on the partnership said, “We are delighted to partner with A & N Heating Oil in breast cancer awareness. Since its opening, the Solomon Katz Breast Center has provided a vital resource for area woman. From screenings to surgical intervention, we have the expertise needed for breast health.” He added, “We are delighted to be recipients of this community spirit.” He concluded, “A & N’s commitment to breast cancer awareness will help us reach more women through education and mammogram screenings.”

In business since 2002, A & N Heating Oil is a home heating company that provides complete maintenance services 24/7, as well as competitively-priced products. Both Mr. Costa – who is also a City of New Rochelle firefighter – and Mr. Fortuna are residents of New Rochelle and are enthusiastic about their new partnership for breast cancer awareness. Both men are eager to make a difference not only for the breast health of their families but also that of others in the Sound Shore region.

The Solomon Katz Breast Center at Sound Shore Medical Center opened through the generosity of Solomon Katz, who lost two sisters to breast cancer, including his twin. Since the beginning, the Breast Center has been a resource for not only education and information on breast health and breast cancer, but also a premiere location for breast screenings and when necessary, surgical intervention.

SSMC Cancer Center is recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, with commendation, for the quality of their services. Sound Shore Medical Center offers a number of cancer support groups, including one for patients, families and friends that meets monthly, a prostate cancer support group, US Too International, Caring Circles for children with a loved one with cancer, Look Good/Feel Better that provides demonstrations on enhancing appearance during treatment as well as a newly started “Girls’ Night Out” for those living with breast cancer. Visit www.ssmc.org and choose “support groups” for details about SSMC's many offerings and upcoming meetings.

For a prompt, personal referral to one of Sound Shore Medical Center’s internists or specialists, please call MDs-LINE (914.637.5463); and for additional information on our Care. For Life. services, visit www.soundshore.org today!

See the latest activity in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Or to make a donation click here.