Education Funding For Early Cancer Detection

Education Funding For Early Cancer Detection

In the photo from left to right: Don Doyle – President/CEO, Webster Five; Jim Coghlin, Sr. - Founder and Chief Volunteer, 15-40 Connection; Jan Fountaine – Donor Services Manager, 15-40 Connection; Alicia Donovan – Education and Outreach Manager, 15-40 Connection; Tricia Laursen – Executive Director, 15-40 Connection; Sam Bitar – Executive Director of the Webster Five Foundation & VP Business Systems Manager, Webster Five

Webster Five Foundation has announced that as part of the Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate $3,000 to 15-40 Connection. The donation will be used to fund educational programming and efforts to expand educational outreach throughout central Massachusetts and beyond.

15-40 Connection was founded in 2009 by Jim Coghlin Sr. to save lives by teaching people how to detect cancer early. Through a number of free educational tools, one titled 3 Steps to Early Detection, 15-40 Connection helps people harness the power of patient insight and take control of early symptom recognition.

Executive Director, Tricia Laursen, said “We at 15-40 Connection are thankful for Webster Five’s donation, as it will allow us to expand our educational programming and empower more people to recognize early signs of cancer.”

“We appreciate and value the importance of the mission of 15-40 Connection” stated Donald F. Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Webster Five. “We’re honored to support their efforts to educate people in central Massachusetts about this important matter.”

About Web of Caring to Make a Difference

Web of Caring to Make a Difference is a bank-wide community program created by Webster Five as a tangible means for the bank as an organization and its employees as individuals to make a positive impact by supporting local organizations that also are making a difference. Through the Webster Five Foundation, the program has donated more than $2 million dollars to various local nonprofit organizations for programs that support expanding and improving access to education, culture and the arts, social services, charitable activities and community development. Requests for funding through the Webster Five Foundation are reviewed by the board of directors and are awarded to established 501(c)(3) organizations in the above sectors that qualify.
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