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Paint the Town Pink set for Monday
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Organizers are hoping for a pink McMinnville as the area observes Paint the Town Pink to raise awareness for breast cancer Oct. 29.“It’s no secret Warren County has been affected by breast cancer,” said local breast cancer awareness advocate Ashley Wright. “There has always been local support for organizations like Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland and the American Cancer Society, with residents willing to lend a hand or give a donation to breast cancer awareness fundraisers and events.”Traditionally October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and restaurants, department stores, medical facilities, offices, schools and even sports organizations participate by going pink for the month.Though great advances have been made in combating this devastating disease, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and over 39,000 are expected to lose their lives to the disease. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among U.S. women and is one of the leading causes of cancer death in U.S. women.

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