"Standing Tall Against Breast Cancer"

1:05 PM, Jan 3, 2012   |    comments
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The Imaging Department at Waldo County General Hospital has created a 2012 calendar in honor and memory of its many breast cancer patients. Entitled "Standing Tall Against Breast Cancer," it features professional photographs of breast cancer survivors, those currently fighting the disease, and some who lost their battles.  Patients range in age from early 20s to age 86.

Some chose to be photographed in their favorite locations, or with individuals or groups of friends and family who have been especially supportive during their battle.

There is a photograph of a mother and daughter who have both fought the disease; another with a young mother and her toddler; and yet another mother and daughter holding the picture of their husband and father who lost his battle with breast cancer. One patient was inspired to write poetry: "as the poison from chemotherapy enters her body, poetry flows out."

In the back of the calendar, at the request of the patients, are pictures of many of the hospital employees who became support teams for those fighting breast cancer. The calendar is $15 and benefits the Waldo County General Hospital Oncology Patient Assistance/Mammography Fund.

Watch Mike DeSumma's NEWS CENTER story tonight at 6:00pm.

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