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WCHS graduate works for cancer center
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For millions of people around the world, Minnie Pearl was the epitome of corn pone humor. As a regular on the cast of the beloved TV show “Hee Haw,” which ran from 1969-1997, her shrill but cheery “HowDEE! I just so glad to be here!” always brought smiles.But for Warren County native Heather Pedigo, the woman behind cousin Minnie, Sarah Cannon, represents an entirely different focus — the battle against cancer.It is well-known Sarah Cannon was a breast cancer survivor. The Grand Ole Opry member and Country Music Hall of Fame honoree worked tirelessly for various charities, including the American Cancer Society, and HCA/ Tri-Star Hospitals in Middle Tennessee which honor her memory with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center.The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center (SCCC) is a network of eight affiliated medical facilities in Tennessee and Southern Kentucky that provides diagnosis and treatment to cancer patients.