Cedar Lake – On behalf of their fundraising efforts from this past October, Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning general manager Kevin Frump and installation manager Dan Krygsheld have presented a $4,650 check to Mary Nicholson, MD, medical director of the Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster. The funding is earmarked for patients in need of diagnostic imaging and are uninsured.
During each October Breast Cancer Awareness month, family owned and operated Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning, holds a fundraiser to help uninsured women access quality breast imaging care. Proceeds from installs and service calls during the month go to an account set up through Community Hospital to help local women receive diagnostic imaging at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.
“Early detected breast cancers can be treated very successfully, and this funding enables us to serve many with the care they need,” said Nicholson. “We strive to ease our patients’ minds, alleviate their stress and fear, and replace it with confidence in high quality care that’s close to home,” she said.
Since 2011, the Krygshelds have provided donations to the Women’s Diagnostic Center as a result of their October fundraiser. Diagnostic imaging has been made available to women with this funding and more than one has turned out to be positive for breast cancer; providing care where there wouldn’t have been an opportunity otherwise.
Breast cancer is a disease that can be diagnosed early through routine mammography. The Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital offers 3D mammography with same day results. With technological advances and coordination between area physicians, women can generally begin treatment for breast cancer within a matter of only days of diagnosis.
For more information about Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., call 219-365-0006 or visit illianaheating.net. Learn more about the Women’s Diagnostic Center and advances in women’s care at COMHS.org.