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Pink Pizza promotion raises $19,067 for women’s health

STERLING — Angelos’s Pink Pizza promotion raised $19067 for the CGH Health Foundation women’s health program through October sales at three of its restaurants.

In five years, the pizza place has donated nearly $91,000 to the cause, said Michelle Hodge, operation manager for Angelo’s in a news release.

“Angelo’s donates to many causes, but this cause is near and dear to our hearts,” Michelle Hodge said. “We want to make sure that local women in need can have access to mammograms and other tests.”

The CGH Health Foundation has been devoted to raising awareness about early detection of breast cancer for three decades.

“We have also provided funding for breast health services for thousands of under-served women in our service area,” said Joan Hermes, executive director of the Foundation. “We are so very grateful to Angelo’s for partnering with us.”

The Foundation works with CGH Medical Center to provide money for mammogram screenings, meaning anyone’s out-of-pocket costs are covered, regardless of insurance coverage.

Diagnostic tests, breast biopsies, ultrasounds and MRIs are partially covered.

Comfort bags, scarves, turbans, and camisoles for breast cancer patients and meals for CGH Medical Center chemotherapy patients are covered too.

“If Angelo’s contribution can help one person get an early diagnosis or give that assurance to others that there are no problems, then we will have succeeded,” Hodge said.

The communities of Sterling, Rock Falls, and Dixon mean a great deal to the Wayne Wright Family, owners of Angelo’s since the mid-1950s.

“The second and third generations are now running the business,” said Hodge. “They all grew up here. This is their home and this was one way for them to give something back to our community.”

To schedule a screening mammogram, call 815-625-0400, ext. 5550.