Ness family and Monroe family make sizable contribution to Veterans Memorial Hospital’s new 3D mammography machine thanks to successful 4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk


Ness Pumping and Porta Potty Rentals and Monroe Auction Service contribute to 3D mammography machine ... Ness Pumping and Porta Potty Rentals, along with Monroe Auction Service, hosted its fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Saturday, October 24 in the Waukon City Park to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and detection. The two families recently awarded $3,200 in proceeds raised from this fourth annual walk to the hospital to be used towards the 3D mammography machine. Pictured in the photo above, from left to right, front row are Clayton and Liam Ness; and back row, are Kayla and Colin Ness, Pat Ryan, Chad and Diana Ness, Leslie Ness, Rachel Richards, Carter Ness, and Evan Ness. In the photo below, left to right, are Mike and Suzanne Monroe, their daughter Jennifer, and Jennifer’s daughters. Submitted photo.

Ness Pumping and Porta Potty Rentals, along with Monroe Auction Service, hosted its fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Saturday, October 24 in the Waukon City Park to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and detection. Breast Cancer survivors were asked to sign a pink porta potty sporting the breast cancer ribbon, t-shirts were distributed and refreshments served.

The two families awarded the proceeds raised from that walk to Veterans Memoria Hospital to be used towards the 3D mammography machine at the hospital.  The $3,200 donation helps Veterans Memorial Hospital finance this 3D mammography machine, which is clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

The statistical benefits of digital 3D mammography include the following:

• A 41% increase in detection of invasive breast cancers.
• A 29% increase in detection of all breast cancers.
• A 15% decrease in recalls for additional imaging.

“We wanted to have the walk to raise awareness and money that can be used locally for those with breast cancer,” states the Ness family. “We always attended the walks in La Crosse, WI and decided we wanted to help more locally. We were excited to hear that the Monroe family was interested in hosting with us. We are so thankful for their help and support. We are also very thankful for our community. We had an amazing turnout this year! After watching mom (Barb Ness) and several other family and friends go through it, we knew this was a way that we can help.”

Once again this year, the Ness family spent many hours planning and preparing for this event, “We’d like to thank all of those who participated in any way this year. We appreciate your continued support!”

To schedule a 3D Mammography exam, or for questions about this important breast health procedure, contact the Veterans Memorial Hospital Radiology Department at 563-568-3411.

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