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Sullivan County-based Combined Energy Services uses pink delivery truck to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for new mammography equipment

November 12, 2009 - Harris, N.Y. -Catskill Regional Medical Center, Sullivan County's premier provider of health care services, received a $3,000 donation toward the cost of new digital mammography equipment at its Women's Health Center from Combined Energy Services, a Sullivan County energy supplier. In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Combined Energy Services (CES), a dependable supplier of gas energy to the Catskills, donated 1 cent to Catskill Regional for every gallon delivered by its "pink" delivery truck during the month. The funds will be used to support the purchase of digital mammography equipment at Catskill Regional's Women's Health Center, at 60 Jefferson Street in Monticello. "Catskill Regional Medical Center prides itself on the advanced service and support we provide to our community, and this generous gift from CES will help us continue that mission," stated Catskill Regional's President & CEO Steven Ruwoldt. "Early detection can be the key to defeating breast cancer. The purchase of the latest digital mammography equipment allows us to provide a vital service to the community at the Women's Health Center." Since the philanthropic program's inception in 2006 CES has donated all proceeds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. This year the company's principals selected Catskill Regional Medical Center to ensure the local community would directly benefit. CES President Mike Taylor said, "This program is a good way to give money back to a great cause while at the same time help to create increased public awareness that early detection is the key to survival. We believe if this campaign sparks one person to get a mammogram and it saves them, it is all worth it." The American Cancer Society reports Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. Currently, there are about two and a half million breast cancer survivors in the United States. CES Truck PHOTO CAPTION (CES CRMC Donation.jpg): From L to R: Catskill Regional Women's Health Center Manager Lisa Timpone, Catskill Regional Assistant VP Professional Services Geri Orr, CES owners Walt and Mike Taylor, Catskill Regional President and CEO Steven Ruwoldt, and Drs. Tamara Guichard, Florence Jean-Lewis and Irvelyne J. Camille of the Women's Health Center. Combined Energy Services raised $3,000 through its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, which included donating a portion of proceeds from oil delivered in its themed delivery truck to Catskill Regional Medical Center.