Papastavros’ Associates Medical Imaging has been around for 58 years in Delaware, and for more than a decade, it has been a proud supporter of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Wilmington. This year, Papastavros’ Associates is Making Strides of Wilmington’s presenting sponsor, and its dedicated staff has been preparing for it year round.
“We have a large participation by our staff, family and friends. They are very enthusiastic, fundraising through cake sales, office lunches and raffles of themed baskets and by accepting donations for hang tags from patients, visitors and staff at our imaging centers throughout Delaware,” says Donna Grace, Papastavros’ Imaging Center manager. “By the time Making Strides comes around in October, we are pretty excited. In addition to walking or running in the event, we honor those in our own families who are battling breast cancer or whom we’ve lost to breast cancer. We have a large staff of more than 100 employees.”
Papastavros’ Associates is committed to the prevention and early detection of breast disease. Not only are there seven locations in Wilmington, Newark, Middletown and Lewes, providing more than 20,000 mammograms a year in Delaware, explains Grace, but “we also have a caring, loyal staff that put their heart and soul into their work. We have very personal relationships with our patients who come in for their regular mammograms and often request staff by name. Our work is very rewarding.
“Our support for Making Strides is another reflection of our high standards of professionalism and integrity that we incorporate into our quality controlled care in breast imaging to make us a leader in breast disease,” says Grace, whose own family has been impacted by the disease. “The cause is close to my heart. My sister has battled breast cancer three times, and I have cousins with breast cancer.
“We believe in all the good that can come out of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with the American Cancer Society. The society is a wonderful organization with devoted staff that helps breast cancer patients through their journey and does important fundraising for research and patient services.”
Making Strides of Wilmington 5K Run/Walk
Presented by Papastavros’ Associates Medical Imaging
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.
Dravo Plaza, Wilmington Riverfront