Family to host 50/50 today to benefit cancer fund at WCA

JAMESTOWN – In 2010, the Pollino family created the Judy Pollino Memorial Cancer Treatment Fund at the WCA Foundation in tribute to their late mother to help local patients who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Today, Stateline Speedway is allowing the Pollino family to conduct a 50/50 raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Judy Pollino Memorial Cancer Treatment Fund. Gates open at 6 p.m., with racing beginning at 7. The winner of the 50/50 will be drawn at 9.

For the past three years, the Pollino family has hosted benefit events entitled “Angels Among Us” which have raised more than $4,000 to support this endowed cancer care fund and will aid WCA Hospital in the fight against ovarian cancer.

If you would like to contribute to this endowment fund, contact Brigetta Overcash, WCA Foundation Executive Director, at (716) 664-5461. Tax-deductible donations and memorial gifts can be mailed to W.C.A. Foundation, P.O. Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840.

Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. But when ovarian cancer is found in its early stages, treatment is most effective. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013, about 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 14,030 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States.