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Ease the Squeeze set to buy curved paddle

Series: News Briefs | Story 110

COLFAX – The Whitman Hospital Auxiliary is raising $5,000 to pay for a new curved mammography paddle to ease the discomfort of having breast examinations.

About 800 women are examined with a routine scan of breast tissue that squeezes their breasts.

“Too many women skip their annual mammography saying it is often uncomfortable,” stated organizers.

The Whitman Hospital & Medical Clinic needs $12,415 to buy the new curved paddle, with the auxiliary hoping to raise $5,000 to pay for it.

The auxiliary launched a fundraiser called Ease the Squeeze. Donors can visit the Blue Bird Gift Shop...

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