Brighton Japanese American Association Supports Womens Services

231x192BrightonJapaneseAssociationPVMCNewsBrighton Japanese American Association President Diane Dible (l.) and Civic Chairman Dennis Kitayama (r.) present Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Marcie Demchuk a check for $2,000 to support the hospital Foundation’s Campaign for Women’s Services.

The Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) Foundation gratefully accepted a check for $2,000 this morning from the Brighton Japanese American Association (BJAA). The money will be used to support the Foundation’s two-year Campaign for Women’s Services.

“Breast cancer has affected all of us, which is why we feel it’s important to support the hospital’s campaign to encourage 10,000 women to get a screening mammogram,” explains Diane Dible, BJAA’s first female president. “I know there are a lot of people who need access to great medical care, which is why this cause is important to us.”

The Brighton Japanese American Association is one of the oldest associations in Brighton and has supported the hospital for over 50 years. In fact, BJAA was one of the leading organizations to bring Platte Valley Medical Center (dba Brighton Community Hospital) to Brighton.

“It is an honor to receive this gift from the members of BJAA,” explains Foundation Executive Director Marcie Demchuk, “Their support and advocacy for our current Women’s Services Campaign is greatly appreciated.”

Money from the BJAA for the PVMC Foundation comes from BJAA’s annual Shrimp & Chowmein dinner. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 24, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

The cornerstones of the two-year Women’s Services Campaign include awareness campaigns, convenient access and follow up for mammography patients, the latest in digital mammography equipment, and a nurse navigator to coordinate patient care.

One in eight women will have an abnormal result that will lead to breast cancer this year. Thankfully, Platte Valley Medical Center will be with these courageous women throughout their journey. Each and every one is someone’s wife, sister, mother, daughter, grandmother, co-worker or friend.

Join us in the campaign to make locally accessible, comprehensive patient-centered Women’s Services a reality for the communities we serve. To learn how to save a life and join the fight, visit or call the Foundation office directly at 303-498-3630. One Hundred percent of your gift will support this initiative.


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