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Dear readers,

That pink paper has popped up again this year. That means it’s time for the special breast cancer awareness section we call Pink Purpose. The section is a joint effort of The Republic and two sister newspapers, the Johnson County Daily Journal and the Brown County Democrat.

Why a special section about breast cancer?


Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women after skin cancer. And, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have interviewed doctors, nurses and patients to learn more about the disease, how it affects people, the battle against it and the journeys of survivors. We hope you will find the information in this section useful and inspirational. —Kirk Johannesen Special Projects Editor The Republic

Here are some of the highlights of our shared Pink Purpose:

Pink Purpose Special Section

To read the entire special section online

Survivor Stories

Paula Rothrock Judy ZeBell Carol Fritts and Dawn McGraw
Mark Boas Bev Gibson Lynn Alessi
Gary and Sally Gant Cheryle Anderson Cathy Zehr

Breast Cancer information

Survivor's group Breast MRI Pink Purpose in Brief
Navigators Risk Assessment Genetic mutation
Cancer costs high Mammogram guidelines Columbus Regional Hospital
Schneck Medical Center Decatur County Memorial Hospital St. Vincent Jennings Hospital
Tissue samples Q&A with Dr. David Thompson Group effort by doctors
Options available Breast simulator Genome project

Pink Republic

Photos taken around The Republic on Pink Purpose day.

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