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Letting go to remember

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pink balloons filled the sky outside the Putnam County Hospital Wednesday as a part of the hospital's observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Jennifer Bedwell, the hospital's marketing coordinator, said representatives from the hospital, including radiology and the Cancer Center, as well as people from local retirement homes, Chamber of Commerce members and other people from the community participated. Becky Hutcheson, the office manager of oncology, said she wants the community to know that no one who has had breast cancer is forgotten. "We always remember our patients," Hutcheson said. "We've all lost somebody." Banner Graphic/JOSH GARVEY [Order this photo]

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Let's remember all the cancer patients who have passed away from this terrible disease, not just breast cancer. It is a terrible disease and there are so many types, why not honor all types of cancer patients??

-- Posted by magoo55 on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 10:16 AM

Because it's "Breast Cancer" awareness month, not "Cancer" awareness month.

-- Posted by ZRXguy on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 11:38 AM

Well ZRXguy, if i recall, there is no colon,pancreatic,brain,liver etc cancer months, so as i said, let's focus on all the cancers and not just breast cancer, which is focused on more than any other cancer, hmmmmm?

-- Posted by magoo55 on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 1:35 PM

I donate to Komen, the Am. Cancer Society, Leukemia and others. I hope that satisfies magoo55. I certainly hope magoo55 donates to all forms as well, and doesn't just "focus" on all forms by bashing others.

-- Posted by VolunteerFF on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 8:18 AM

Well, ff, it isn't all about how much money you donate to any organization, it is living it and being around people that have suffered or died from any form of cancer. As i can see, you didn't understand what i was getting at, which by the way isn't bashing when you voice your opinion about something, so please refrain from accusing me of bashing, but more importantly, what i said, and read very carefully, yes, we have alot of events to raise money for breast cancer and we have times to raise awareness, but not one cancer is any more important than the other. We should recognize ALL cancers and make sure they are all recognized for what they are. Also give support which may not always be monetary support for the victims and their families who have to experience this terrible disease, as i have in the past. Unless you have lost someone to cancer, you cannot understand how devastating this disease affects all those involved. I hope you can understand now, what i was saying, so i don't have to write a book next time to explain what i said before............

-- Posted by magoo55 on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 7:00 PM

A focused approach to a single form of cancer is more likely to bring about a cure than trying to find a cure for all forms of cancer at once. I have lost family & friends to cancer, so yes I do know what that is like. Yes, I do more than donate money. Finally, I still think your statement of "...not just breast cancer, which is focused on more than any other cancer, hmmmmm?" sounded like you were being critical of people observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. See you at Relay for Life which I have participated in for many years. I hope that meets with your approval magoo .

-- Posted by VolunteerFF on Sat, Oct 23, 2010, at 7:43 AM

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