Sweeney Donates $50 to Abdu Center for Every New Car Sold in October

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is partnering with Mercy Health to support free mammograms and diagnostic imaging at Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

For every new car sold during October, the Sweeney dealerships on Market Street in Boardman will donate $50 to Joanie’s Promise, a fund of the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley that ensures all who seek care at the Abdu Center are treated, regardless of their ability to pay.

“Our family, much like Mercy Health, has been serving the Valley for 100 years,” said Alexa Sweeney Blackann, president of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, in a statement. “We, along with our customers who are helping to support this campaign, are proud to afford women in our community access to these life-saving exams.”

The fundraiser comes during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nationally, one in eight women develop breast cancer and early detection is often a crucial factor in survival rates.

“Community collaboration remains the cornerstone of any healthy, vibrant community and here in the Valley, it’s no different,” said Paul S. Homick Jr. president of Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley. “We are thrilled and grateful to have our friends at Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC and their clients allowing us to further our promise of making health care easier.”

In addition to the Abdu Center’s space at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, it also offers screening sites in Poland and Columbiana, as well as the Joanie on the Go Mobile Mammography Unit.

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