Big Squeeze Weekend raises $5,000

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard's 14th Annual Big Squeeze Weekend raised $5,000 to help fund the Friends of Bassett's Women's Imaging Center Campaign.

The campaign supports renovations and equipment purchases for the women's center, which performs more than 6,000 mammograms and 3,000 ultrasounds yearly.

"Bill and I matched $2,500 to the $2,500 raised through the sale of our cider on Saturday," said Brenda Michaels, co-owner of the mill. "Hopefully Bassett's increased demand for imaging services come from awareness events such as Big Squeeze. We are pleased to increase our support for such a needed tool in the early detection of breast cancer."

In addition to raising funds at Big Squeeze, the Delaware, Otsego and Otsego Cancer Services Program distributed information on cancer-screening services and provided 16 imaging and screening appointments aboard Bassett Cancer Institutes' mobile-screening coach.

For more information on the Friends of Bassett's Women's Imaging Center Campaign, call (607) 547-3928 or donate at

For more information on upcoming events at Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard, call (607) 547-9692 or visit

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