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New York Power Authority ‘Shares and Cares’ for Astoria Health Organization

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Joseph Leary
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joseph.leary@nypa.gov

November 13, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ASTORIA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has contributed $1,500 to SHAREing & CAREing, a community health advocacy organization, based in Astoria, that provides breast cancer support services to local women and their families. 

The contribution, timed with SHAREing & CAREing’s 12th anniversary benefit and fundraising silent auction on Nov. 15, will be directed toward easing the financial burden that low-income breast cancer patients often face.

Located in Queens, one of the country’s most ethnically diverse counties, the organization’s staff and volunteers—who speak Polish, Russian, Greek, Spanish and Ukrainian—are committed to the women in their community.  Among the services provided are transportation; pharmaceutical and hair prosthetics assistance; insurance advocacy, and educational outreach to schools, churches and civic organizations.

“We greatly appreciate NYPA’s generosity, ”said Anna Kril, the organization’s founder and a breast cancer survivor. “Last year, almost 7,700 women and their families received some form of assistance from SHAREing & CAREing and we are so grateful for NYPA’s continuing support.”

 

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