RICHLAND, Wash. — Each October for more than 20 years, Kadlec Regional Medical Center raises a specially-made flag in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s to honor survivors and remember those who have died of breast cancer.
One breast cancer patient at Kadlec, Madison Rosenbaum Evangelista, said she shares her story with people, so her cancer almost feels ‘purposeful.’
“I am one of four in my family who currently has cancer. And I’m the youngest in my family currently going through active treatment. It’s been my mission to get as many of my relatives tested and start a conversation with others about how they can be proactive with their health,” said Rosenbaum Evangelista.
The flag was made by Sue Cornell, a member of the Kadlec Auxiliary.
The medical center also toasted to the survivors, and in memory of those who have died. The Richland Police Department also made an appearance with their two pink-wrapped police cars.
The flag flies throughout the month beneath the American flag atop Kadlec, also to remind people of the importance of mammography as a key tool to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages.
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