Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard will feature its 14th annual Big Squeeze Weekend Oct. 5 and 6.
The event is designed not only to increase awareness and early detection of breast cancer and the health benefits of apples, but also to raise funds for the Friends of Bassett’s campaign to renovate and update the women’s imaging center at Bassett Medical Center. All-day Saturday sales of fresh, sweet cider in full gallons and halves will be donated to the Friends’ campaign.
Cancer prevention and screening information will be offered on Saturday along with tours of the Bassett Cancer Institute’s mobile medical screening coach. On Sunday, the Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties Cancer Services Program will provide free health screenings for uninsured women older than 40 years of age and uninsured men older than 50 years of age. There are no income requirements for the exams.
In addition the mill will offer more than eight different varieties of New York state-grown apples for sampling.
To schedule a free appointment Sunday, call the cancer services program at 888-345-0225.
For more Big Squeeze Weekend information visit www.flycreekcidermill.com.