Date: 2/6/2012

Joining Forces to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Thanks to some caring neighbors, at least 10 local women who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get the healthcare they need, will be able to undergo diagnostic mammograms at the Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster.

St. John resident Shelley DeYoung is a two-year breast cancer survivor. She credits her recovery, in part, on her healthcare team at Community Hospital and the Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster, along with support from her employers — Illiana Heating and Air Conditioning.

To honor their customer service representative, Sue and Tom Krygsheld of Illiana Heating and Air Conditioning held a fund raiser during the month of October — Breast Cancer Awareness month. The owners established an account through Community Hospital to help other local women — those without insurance and who otherwise couldn’t afford them - receive diagnostic mammograms at the Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster.

Breast cancer is a disease that can be diagnosed early through routine mammography. The Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital offers digital mammography with same day results. With advances such as same-day results and coordination between area physicians, women can generally begin treatment for breast cancer within 10 days of diagnosis — saving lives.

On behalf of their efforts, the Krygshelds recently presented a $3,000 check to Dr. Mary Nicholson at the Women’s Diagnostic Center. Pictured from left to right are Shelley De Young, Tom Krygsheld, Sue Krygsheld and Mary Nicholson, M.D., fellowship-trained, dedicated breast radiologist on staff at Community Hospital and regional director of breast imaging services for Community Healthcare System.

For more information about Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., call 219-365-0006 or visit To learn more about the Women’s Diagnostic Center and advances in women’s care click here.