Spartans, Como Oil team up to ‘Slam Dunk’ breast cancerEvent raised $6,679.34 for Women Rock, a local organization dedicated to helping patients fight the battle against breast cancer.
Como Oil and Propane and the Superior High School boys and girls basketball teams teamed up recently to “SLAM DUNK” breast cancer by raising $6,679.34 for Women Rock, a local organization dedicated to helping patients fight the battle against breast cancer.
The event included the Spartans wearing pink uniforms in back-to-back games with the Duluth East Greyhounds and a silent auction.
Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer making this disease the leading cause of cancer death among women.
To help combat this deadly disease, in 2008, Como launched Project Pink and painted its highest volume propane delivery truck pink and pledged to donate one penny from every gallon delivered by the pink truck to the fight.
So far, Como has raised a total of $42,914.30, a majority of which has been donated locally to the St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center through Women Rock.
Como is dedicating the funds raised through Project Pink to help purchase a Specimen Radiography system for the St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center.
This machine is considered one of the best systems to ensure good outcomes for patients undergoing mastectomy and stereotactic breast biopsy. Costing around $85,000 the revolutionary technology provides sharp, high-quality images for rapid specimen verification and minimizes patient discomfort and time under anesthesia.
“We are so grateful our customers and the community have been supportive of Project Pink, said Joe Stariha, Como Senior Vice President and CFO. “This effort is one way neighbors can help neighbors in our region.