Whidbey Coffee boosts MRI effort

Whidbey Coffee announced it is partnering with the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer.

Whidbey Coffee announced it is partnering with the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer.

Whidbey Coffee said it will match dollar for dollar any contributions to the foundation’s Breast MRI Fundraising Campaign made during July at any of its Whidbey Island store locations in Clinton, Freeland and Oak Harbor.

Hospital medical staff identified breast MRI scan and biopsy equipment as the missing diagnostic tools needed for a comprehensive breast program at Whidbey General.

It is well-documented that a woman’s chances of survival are better if the cancer is detected early, before it spreads to other parts of the body.

In fact, when breast cancer is found early and confined to the breast, the five-year relative survival rate today is 99 percent.

Early detection is the key, according to health experts.

Dan Ollis, president and owner of Whidbey Coffee, said he was eager to help in the fight against cancer.

“Whidbey Coffee has been a part of cancer fighting causes for years, and to have the opportunity to help my local hometown cuts straight to my heart,” he said.

“I believe our customers will want to help us in getting the best tools available for Island women.”

Whidbey Coffee will match its customers’ gifts up to $2,500, but reserves the right to raise the maximum matching limit.

To learn more about the hospital foundation, go to www.whidbeygen.org/wgh-foundation.

 

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