WEIRTON — An area business is helping to raise awareness of breast cancer and make sure local women receive the medical care needed to detect and treat the disease.
Beginning Friday, Dee-Jay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille will be selling special T-shirts recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The shirts will be available for purchase of $20 each at the restaurant, located at 380 Three Springs Drive, Weirton. Funds raised through the effort will be donated to Weirton Medical Center’s BreastCare Center, which opened in February.
“We’re so blessed to have this new unit,” Dee-Jay’s owner Dewey Guida said. “Dee-Jay’s is honored to be a part of this.”
Dr. Carol Slomski, who heads up the BreastCare Center team, thanked Guida and the Dee-Jay’s staff for their efforts to raise funding for the center and awareness of breast cancer.
“It’s awesome we’re getting so much support from the community,” Slomski said.
The WMC BreastCare Center features a 4,300-square-foot medical unit located on the main floor of the hospital’s Medical Office Building, near the All About Women Suite. Construction of the facility began in the spring of 2017 following several years of fundraising efforts by the hospital.
It includes dedicated waiting areas and changing rooms, multiple examination areas, mammography rooms, ultrasound rooms and more, all geared toward providing a central location for area women to receive medical testing and treatment.
Dee-Jay’s has been holding similar T-shirt fundraisers for local organizations for approximately 10 years.