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Local health educator shares personal tie with breast cancer awareness (audio)

On Saturday’s (Oct. 23) Meet Cortland County segment:


An important discussion on Breast Cancer Awareness month with Courtney McCallen, a public health educator with the county for 17 years.

She specifically works under the Cancer Services program, which provides low-cost screenings and other care for residents without insurance in Cortland, Cayuga and Tompkins Counties.

As if the cause wasn’t noble enough, McCallen has a personal connection to her work that makes it all the more special:

“It was this very program that helped save my own mother’s life. She is a breast cancer survivor of 25 years, so it’s been an amazing way for me to be able to pay it forward.”

For more on the Cancer Services Program, visit this page or call 1-833-837-4931.


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