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Breast Cancer Awareness flag flies at Kadlec

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September 28, 2012 -

RICHLAND, Wash. - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kadlec Regional Medical Center is flying a special flag.

Friday morning, employees and volunteers held a ceremony to honor the flag. Kadlec Auxiliary volunteer, Jan Jacobs made the flag by hand, and Breast Cancer survivor and Oncology Nurse at Kadlec, Cori Mcmullin had the honor of raising it.

"It'll remind them that there are people that are impacted by this," Kadlec's Jim Hall said, "there are people that die of this disease, and there are people living with this disease, and I think it sends a message to the people that are impacted."

Mcmullin said, "It's just a good reminder and I'm so glad they do it every year. It's something you just can't forget and sweep under the carpet. It symbolizes hope. I know they always have the word hope with cancer, and you do have to have hope."

For the 7th year in a row, the flag will fly next to the American flag for the whole month of October.