WEST ELLICOTT - The staff at Dr. Francese's Dental Office in West Ellicott has gone pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the duration of the month of October, the staff at Dr. Francese's Dental Office will raise funds for breast cancer research by selling pink ribbon toothbrushes for $2.50. $2 of each sale will be donated to organizations promoting breast cancer awareness/research. The staff will also wear pink uniforms, gloves and masks, and will utilize pink patient bibs for the month of October, which were acquired by Dr. Chris Francese, DMD.
In addition, handmade items such as a quilt by Kris Morrison, chair side assistant; a table runner by Sherry Streed, hygienist; and bag by Becky Bloomquist, receptionist, will be awarded to the winners of a drawing to be held in November. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the drawing will be donated to local breast cancer research and awareness. Tickets are $1 each.
The staff at Dr. Francese’s Dental Office in West Ellicott is pictured with a handmade quilt, a table runner and bag to be awarded to the winners of a drawing to be held in November. From left are: Dr. Chris Francese, DMD; Becky Bloomquist, receptionist; Kris Morrison, chair side assistant; and Sherry Streed, hygienist.
P-J photo by Dusten Rader
According to Morrison, she had seen pink ribbons during October in the past, and figured she and the other women at Dr. Francese's could do something of their own.
"I started making the quilt, which took me about three months to make," said Morrison. "Several of us have had breast cancer affect our families, and all of us have had cancer affect us in some form, so as soon as I mentioned it to my co-workers they were totally on board. Our patients have also been very receptive to our fundraising."
Dr. Francese's Dental Office is located at 796 Fairmount Ave. in Jamestown. For more information call 487-0330.