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Rushing success raises $3,000 for cancer research

February 3, 2012
Special to the Town Crier

Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates recently presented a $3,000 donation to the American Cancer Society's Boardman Relay for Life as the result of a promotion it coordinated with Youngstown State University's football program.

As part of its "Doctor's Order" promotion, Youngstown Orthopaedic donated $300 for every time a YSU football player rushed for 100 yards or more in a game. During a successful season that saw the team improve on its 2010 record by three games, YSU backs eclipsed 100 yards on 10 occasions, including eight by leading rusher Jamaine Cook. Adaris Bellamy and Jordan Thompson each had one, 100-plus yard performance.

Beth White, director of specialty imaging and marketing services for Youngstown Orthopaedic, presented a check to American Cancer Society representative Danielle Procopio during the YSU men's basketball game against Milwaukee.

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Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates donated $3,000 to the American Cancer Society as the result of its 'Doctor's Order' promotion with YSU athletics this past football season. On hand to participate in the check presentation were, left to right, Penny the Penguin; Danielle Procopio and Tasha Wells both of the American Cancer Society; Karen Mascioli and Beth White, both of Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates; YSU running back Jamaine Cook; and Pete the Penguin.

"We're thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with YSU athletics, encouraged by its football team's accomplishments in 2011, and most of all proud to support the research efforts of the American Cancer Society through its local Relay for Life initiative," White said. "We look forward to sponsoring this program again next year."

 
 

 

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