Christian Health Care Center Employees Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and it is the second leading cause of death among women. Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff has supported the cause of breast-cancer research for the last 18 years, raising a cumulative total of more than $44,000. Employees make a $5 donation and are asked to wear pink and/or denim for National Denim Day. This year the funds benefitted the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Lee National Denim Day. Both of these organizations are committed to breast-cancer research and finding a cure for this devastating disease.

In addition to staff making donations to wear pink and/or denim, CHCC employees have also come up with other creative ways to raise money. This year, four employees made 90 homemade baked treats and sold them in the Employee Cafeteria, raising an additional $1,300. In the past, employees adopted residents and asked employees to sponsor them in a walk around CHCC’s Spirit Path, a lovely walking path for residents and their families to enjoy the outdoors.

Barbara Lucia, RN, BSN, CHCC’s Employee Health Nurse, coordinates the event each year and is very dedicated to the cause.

“Estimates reveal that every year more than 220,000 women in this country will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from the disease,” said Ms. Lucia. “I am delighted to coordinate this event with the help of many others, and I am so proud of the outpouring of support from our employees.”

CHCC provides a broad continuum of high-quality, compassionate care, offering superior senior-life, short-term rehab, and mental-health services. As a non-profit organization, we deliver care to our community based upon the Christian principles on which we were founded more than a century ago.

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