In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tech Place at Franklin Plaza donated $2 from every cell phone activated during the month of October to the Breast Health Center at Angel Medical Center. A donation of $230 was made on behalf of Tech Place and their valued customers.
The Breast Health Center aims to raise public awareness of breast cancer risks and hopes to eliminate 100 percent of avoidable deaths related to the disease. Don Capaforte, Foundation Executive Director, said, “By 2016, we hope to eliminate all avoidable breast cancer related deaths.
We can’t prevent the disease, but if we can catch it early enough, we can prevent the loss of precious lives. It’s all about knowing the risks and being screened in time for an early diagnosis.”
Angel Medical Center provides screening, diagnostic, and treatment services through the Breast Health Center which will help them reach this goal. They have purchased a digital mammography machine, a stereotactic biopsy machine, and a bone density scanner and are proud to be on the cutting edge of today’s technology. However, since they are a non-profit organization, they do depend on donations and community support.
To learn more about the program, contact Capaforte at (828) 349-6887.
Tech Place has many more events planned to help support the community. For the month of November Tech Place is collecting old cell phones to donate to Cell Phones for Soldiers and then in December, a food drive. Tech Place is locally owned and operated with two locations in Western North Carolina, one in Franklin and one in Hayesville.