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Say BOO! To Breast Cancer

Survivor, businesses join the fight

By BRIGETTA E. OVERCASH Twenty years is a long time to live near the shadow of anything let alone cancer. But people like Bill and Mary Rapaport don’t live in shadows. They face life head on and fight back against health enemies like breast cancer. Starting  the Rapaport Fund at WCA Foundation to...
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WCA Foundation Awards Vincent Messina Memorial Scholarship

Jamestown, New York (Wednesday, June 29, 2016)—With more than 100 family, friends, and hospital staff in attendance at the 47th graduation ceremony of the UPMC Chautauqua WCA School of Radiologic Technology on June 9, Ms. Brooke Ludwiczak, student of the radiology school, was awarded this year’s recipient of the Vincent Messina A. Memorial Scholarship.  The...
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WCA Foundation Home Tour

By Brigetta E. Overcash “I had a dream and this is what we made of it,” Mary Rapaport said of her self-proclaimed castle in Greenhurst. The home and carriage house she and her husband, Bill, built on Chautauqua Lake in Greenhurst is 10,000+ square feet of the WCA Foundation Home Tour. Jamestown’s housing treasures - past and...
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WCA Foundation Still Independent

Change brings many things to a community or organization.  In the case of the total affiliation of WCA Hospital and UPMC many have voiced questions about how the change affects their support of WCA.  Can they have the certainty that their donations will stay local and benefit the hospital this community is blessed to have? ...
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