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SSI Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive Novant Health Free Mammogram Screening 

Manassas Park, VA – October 5, 2015  Storage Strategies, Inc. (SSI) recently hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross and free mammogram screening clinic in conjunction with Novant Health at SSI’s Career Resource Center in Manassas Park, VA.  The blood drive was a success and SSI intends to host more in the future.  Steve Mackie, the owner of SSI, commented after he donated at the blood drive, “I have been a regular blood donor since high school and I’m very pleased to have our company encourage others to give the gift of life.”  Mary Moore, SSI’s Office Manager, planned and coordinated the event.  Moore commented, “I am amazed at the number of people who are willing to spend their time giving back to their communities.” The Manassas Park Youth Little League allowed SSI to use its snack pavilion nearby where SSI provided free refreshments including hot dogs, chips, bottled water, and candy.  SSI orchestrated this as a community event including Novant Health to conduct free mammogram screenings, Manassas Park Community Center, and Manassas Park Department of Social Services to share information about available services.  The Manassas Park Police Department also participated with a display of their pink Breast Cancer Awareness police car.

The American Red Cross provides a vital lifesaving service collecting blood donations. According to the Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. To find a local blood drive so you can drop in to donate, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

Novant Health’s mobile breast screening coach administers mammograms for women who may otherwise not be served.  A mammogram screening is the best way to help find breast cancer in its earliest stages, when cure rates are highest.  According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and the cure rate for many types of breast cancer is 90%. To learn more about Novant’s mammogram services visit: http://www.novanthealth.org/home/services/breast-health/mammograms.aspx 

SSI is a service disabled veteran owned small business and certified Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business that provides professional information technology services to U.S. Federal agency customers.  SSI also operates a Career Resource Center in Manassas Park which provides free basic computer skills training to residents of Manassas Park as a collaborative effort with the City of Manassas Park and the Manassas Park Community Center. More information about SSI and its Career Resource Center is available at its corporate web site: www.ssihq.net 

For more information or to contact the firm please call corporate headquarters at Tel: (703) 451-1860 Fax: (703) 635-2806 or via e-mail info@ssihq.net 

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