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BCA-CV to use money from UPS Foundation to purchase office equipment

November 29, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness — Cumberland Valley Inc. received a $5,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS.

The grant will be used to purchase office equipment.

BCA-CV has tremendous support from the local community.

The grant is just one example. BCA-CV offers the most comprehensive breast cancer support program in the nation. All dollars received by BCA-CV stay local to provide free early detection and after-diagnosis breast cancer support programs for women and their families.

The grant will allow BCA-CV to purchase a new computer system and a professional heavy-duty folding machine.

The computer will be used for breast cancer information searches for patients, developing fliers and brochures for our early detection and after-diagnosis support programs and to keep its database current.

The folding machine will aid the organization in getting time-sensitive materials to its membership and other informational literature ready for distribution.

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BCA-CV is the place individuals can turn to for help when in need of a mammogram or faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer. The  grant will help provide an upgrade to its office technology, allowing it to better serve residents in the Cumberland Valley area with free early detection and after-diagnosis support programs, said Joan Fell, executive director of BCA-CV.

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, the UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues.

In support of this strategic approach, the foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.

In 2011, the foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as BCA-CV and provide support for building stronger communities.

“The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities — so we are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness— Cumberland Valley’s efforts to further their free early detection and after-diagnosis support programs,” said Ken Sternad, foundation president.

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