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Italian American Charity Golf Association Continues Commitment To Local Cancer Care

By The-Post Journal

The Italian American (IA) Charity Golf Association recently presented WCA Hospital with a $50,000 check, proceeds from their 2015 golf tournament and other fundraising activities. This was the first installment of the IA’s three-year, $150,000 pledge to enhance local cancer care at WCA Hospital through the purchase of the Carestream DRX-Ascend System.

“The Italian American Charity Golf Association will continue to commit their fundraising efforts to support local cancer care within our community. As early detection becomes a vital aspect in the treatment process, we feel that earmarking our funding will allow those afflicted a greater chance of quality of life. Our community greatly benefits because of the generous support of local businesses and individuals for their continued support of this cause. A huge thank you to all who continue their support of these efforts,” said Joe Paterniti, chair of the Italian American Charity Golf Association.

The CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend delivers high-end DR system features at an affordable price for imaging centers, orthopedic facilities, urgent care clinics and hospital radiology departments. The digital radiography system saves space, reduces installation costs and offers positioning flexibility with: A portable, wireless DRX detector, floor-mount or ceiling-mount tube, an Elevating Float-Top Table, availability with TechVision technology and an optional Autotracking feature.

“On behalf of WCA Hospital and those battling cancer whom we are so privileged to serve, I want to thank the IA for their unwavering dedication,” said Betsy T. Wright, president/CEO of WCA Hospital. “This technology will enhance our cancer program and truly benefit many of our patients.”

The 46th annual Italian American Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 9-11, once again at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. Since its inception in 1971, the Italian American Charity Golf Association has contributed over $1.25 million to support local cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

The Italian American Charity Golf Association event was the brainstorm of a small group of community-minded men who wanted to raise money for a local charity. Their dream was to create a golf tournament where one member of each two-man team was of Italian descent and the partner was of another nationality. Charitable gifts to the IA are accepted online through PayPal at IACharityGolf.com, or can be mailed to: Italian American, P.O. Box 352, Jamestown, NY 14702-0352.

Members of the Italian American Charity Golf Association present a check in the amount of $50,000 to Betsy Wright, WCA Hospital president/CEO representing the proceeds from the Italian American’s 2015 fundraising activities and the first installment of a three-year, $150,000 pledge to enhance local cancer care at WCA Hospital through the purchase of the Carestream DRX-Ascend. From left: Dave Foti, committee member of the Italian American Charity Golf Association, Joe Paterniti, chair of the Italian American Charity Golf Association; Betsy Wright, WCA Hospital president/CEO; and Joe Calimeri, committee member of the Italian American Charity Golf Association. Submitted photo

Members of the Italian American Charity Golf Association present a check in the amount of $50,000 to Betsy Wright, WCA Hospital president/CEO representing the proceeds from the Italian American’s 2015 fundraising activities and the first installment of a three-year, $150,000 pledge to enhance local cancer care at WCA Hospital through the purchase of the Carestream DRX-Ascend. From left: Dave Foti, committee member of the Italian American Charity Golf Association, Joe Paterniti, chair of the Italian American Charity Golf Association; Betsy Wright, WCA Hospital president/CEO; and Joe Calimeri, committee member of the Italian American Charity Golf Association.
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