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posted Oct 6, 2013 - 7:26:46am
To celebrate the start of breast cancer awareness month, the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties hosted breakfasts for survivors, as well as flag-raising ceremonies Oct. 1.
All in all, approximately 250 community members joined Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler in this celebration. The pink flags will fly all month long, in an effort to continue to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and the life-saving benefits of annual mammograms.
At Florida Hospital DeLand, 701 W. Plymouth Ave., DeLand, general surgeon Dr. Thomas Corbyons spoke for breast cancer survivors at a special breakfast. Afterwards, the survivors joined community members for a pink flag raising ceremony, led by Florida Hospital DeLand CEO Tim Cook.
At Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, breast cancer survivors and community members enjoyed a pink flag raising ceremony, led by Chief Operating Officer Danielle Johnson. Afterwards, the survivors had a special breakfast with general surgeon Dr. Walter Hayne.
At Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, breast cancer survivors enjoyed a special breakfast with physician guests Dr. Alvaro Alvarez, radiation oncologist, Dr. Philip Ndum, hematologist/oncologist, and Dr. Miren Schinco, intensivist and general surgeon. Afterwards, the survivors were joined by community members for a pink-flag raising ceremony.
At Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach, breast cancer survivors joined the hospital for breakfast, followed by a pink flag raising ceremony with community members, led by Luis Chanaga, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center Administrator.
This event was part of the annual Florida Hospital Pink Army campaign, which was launched in the fall of 2010 and is aimed at enlisting individuals to help create greater awareness about breast cancer. To learn more, visit www.JoinThePinkArmy.com.
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