Funeral home offers way to fight breast cancer

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 16, 2011

SOUTH POINT — Slack and Wallace Funeral Home has partnered with the American Breast Cancer Foundation to offer families an easy way to support one of the nation’s most important causes.

“Statistics show over 230,000 females and 2,000 males will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. With the help of the American Breast Cancer Foundation and other organizations, over 1.6 million are survivors,” said Beth Wallace-McNearney, co-owner of Slack and Wallace Funeral Home.

Slack and Wallace Funeral Home’s program is called Sentiments, and it allows families to honor their loved ones by making a financial donation to the American Breast Cancer Foundation at no cost.

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The funeral home has teamed up with Aurora Casket Co., and when families purchase an Aurora casket or urn, Aurora Casket Co. makes a financial contribution on the family’s behalf. The funeral home also offer stationary packages to support the cause.

The American Breast Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured men and women of all ages for breast cancer diagnostic tests, including annual screenings and mammograms.

The foundation is committed to early detection and awareness to give those diagnosed a better chance for effective treatment and survival. More information is available at

“Breast Cancer Awareness has grown tremendously over the past few years. It is this awareness that leads to better treatments and earlier diagnosis. This program is just one way we can help honor the lives of many in our community and it doesn’t cost our families.” Rick Slack, co-owner added.

For more information about Sentiments, contact the funeral home at (740) 894-4321 or visit us on the web at