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The LINKS Story


LINKS Charity, established in 1991, was co-founded by Mary Blair and Sondra Anderson. Their commitment and passion along with many benevolent volunteers, including Allen Short, Executive Director for the first nineteen years, LINKS Charity has contributed in excess of $1.5 million to local cancer care efforts. In recent years, this has included the advancement of medical care and treatment of individuals diagnosed with cancer at UPMC Chautauqua through assistance in the purchase of a linear accelerator in the UPMC Chautauqua Cancer Treatment Center, Computed Tomography (CT) Scan, MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy, operating room cysto/urology suite, Digital Mammography with 3-D Tomosynthesis, and the Discovery 360 system.