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A $10,000 Grant To ECHN From Team Towanda Foundation

(Left to right) Lynne Lantagne (Team Towanda), Judith Melchreit (President, Team Towanda Foundation), Stan Kontogiannis (ECHN Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer), Donna Cameron (Oncology Nurse Navigator, ECHN Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute), Alison Caxide (Team Towanda), and Debbie Garten (Team Towanda).

Hartford Courant
May 23, 2011

Manchester, CT

The Team Towanda Foundation recently presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) in support of its Breast Care Collaborative/Early Detection Program. The funds will provide approximately 125 mammogram screenings, as well as breast ultrasounds and gift cards to help purchase medical supplies required after surgery (if needed), for uninsured women. Team Towanda is also donating approximately 250 cookbooks for Early Detection Program mastectomy patients. The value of this gift is $4,000.

In addition, the Team Towanda Foundation has given ECHN a challenge to sell up to $5,000 worth of their latest cookbook, Towanda Celebrates with her Bosom Buddies: Another Towanda Cookbook ($20 each). The challenge extends to the end of 2011. If ECHN meets this challenge, Team Towanda will not only donate the $5,000 from the sale of the cookbooks but will also match it with another $5,000 grant.

If you are interested in learning more about ECHNís Early Detection Program or to purchase a copy of the Team Towanda cookbook, please call 860.872.5368. More information about the Team Towanda Foundation and its services can be found on their website at


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