Line of strength: Survivors paint town pink

Line of strength: Survivors paint town pink

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shortly after the horn on the Decatur fire truck sounded, Brenda Scott sat the end of the paint roller onto Main Street.

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Fueled by faith: Early detection leads to breast cancer treatment

Fueled by faith: Early detection leads to breast cancer treatment

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The night before her 2015 mammogram local business owner Marianne Henderson was struggling. She wanted to cancel her appointment because her family needed her.

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Mary’s Gift provides mammography services

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Affordable group health insurance is not available to many Wise County residents, while others may have health insurance but are limited to the number of screenings they may receive.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Events

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Paint the Town Pink is an annual event sponsored by the Wise Health Foundation and Decatur Main Street during Breast Cancer Awareness month each October.

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Resilience in Round 2: Local woman stays upbeat in second cancer fight

Resilience in Round 2: Local woman stays upbeat in second cancer fight

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

In 2009, Orvelda Bridges was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through all the treatments - chemotherapy, radiation - and came out the other side cancer-free.

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School family supports teacher through treatment

School family supports teacher through treatment

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Racey Burden

Debbie Spradlin debated for some time whether to tell her first grade class she had cancer.

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Pink Out

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur High School honored breast cancer survivors by recognizing them before last Friday's game against Argyle.

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Survivors celebrated at Paint the Town Pink

Survivors celebrated at Paint the Town Pink

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Racey Burden

Despite the cold wind and a wet road, breast cancer survivors and their friends and family painted a crooked pink line down Main Street in Decatur for Paint the Town Pink Friday.

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Battling back: High school principal beats breast cancer, educates others

Battling back: High school principal beats breast cancer, educates others

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By David Talley

Looking back at a series of Facebook posts from last fall, Boyd High School Principal Barbara Stice knows she's in a better place today.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Events

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By Brian Knox

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for public education about the disease and the efforts to find a cure.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Teacher finds hope from kids following diagnosis

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Racey Burden

When Andrea Ishmael was diagnosed with breast cancer in early July, her first reaction was fear. She knew what a breast cancer diagnosis meant.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Community support key to treatment

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015
By Racey Burden

Leanna Thomas remembers the exact day she was diagnosed with breast cancer - May 29, 2015, the last day of school at Paradise ISD, where she works as secretary for the junior high.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Events raise awareness

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015
By Brian Knox

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for public education about the disease and the efforts to find a cure.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Mary’s Gift provides mammography services

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015
By Brian Knox

Affordable group health insurance is not available to many Wise County residents, while others may have health insurance but are limited to the number of screenings they may receive.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Events raise awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness: Events raise awareness

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Each October, countries across the world take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, designed to inform the public about the disease.

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