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Pink tree lighting at Newport Medical Center


Sister breast cancer survivors, from left, Susie O’Dell, Teresa ‘Cricket’ Suggs,
and Marcia Wallin, shared the honors of placing ornaments on Newport
Medical Center’s pink Christmas tree on Tuesday to kick off the hospital’s
observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Published: 7:48 PM, 10/04/2013 Last updated: 7:50 PM, 10/04/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

On Tuesday, local breast cancer survivors, their families and friends joined Newport Medical Center’s Radiology Department for the annual lighting of a pink Christmas tree to begin a month-long observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The tree stands in the department’s waiting area as a reminder of the ongoing goal to eradicate this disease.

“I see my life so much better and different now,” said survivor Susie O’Dell.

O’Dell spent several minutes detailing her year-long journey.

“I’m a nurse, and I’d always been careful about having mammograms,” said O’Dell, “but then I got careless.”

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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