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Proceeds from hand crafted pool cue help fund new digital mammography machine

May 26, 2016

A handcrafted pool cue commemorating breast cancer awareness fetched $3,000 on eBay. The proceeds were donated to Fort Hamilton Hospital to purchase a 3D mammography machine.

Brent Hartman of Cincinnati, custom made the pool cue from purpleheart wood supplied by Greg and Debbie Smith of Franklin, supporters of Fort Hamilton Hospital’s Gebhart Cancer Center. Brent incorporated an intricate design in the pool cue to in recognition of breast cancer awareness.

“We are excited to have played a part in the new 3D mammography machine purchase,” says Debbie Smith. “This will give women in Butler County access to the newest breast cancer detection technology close to home.”

Chris and Jackie Horan (a breast cancer survivor) of Texas made the winning bid.