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Breast Cancer Survivor Creates Field of Pink

7014 pink flags line the Elk's Lodge field across the street from Meritus Medical Center.
HAGERSTOWN, MD - For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of pink flags are pinned on the Elk's Lodge lawn right across the street from Meritus Medical Center.

There are 7014 - the number of women who will get breast cancer in Washington County, based on statistics.

Janet Lung with Breast Cancer Awareness Cumberland Valley came up with the idea for a pink field.  She's a breast cancer survivor of 12 years, and says it's important to do monthly self exams.

"The importance of early detection," she says. "It's very important that women do their monthly breast exam and get that early mammogram, it's a very important life saving tool."

The pink flags will be pinned for the rest of October.
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