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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Paint The Town Pink
Nearly 200 area residents turned out on Wednesday to honor those who have fought breast cancer or who have died as a result of the disease. Paint The Town Pink was held on the lawn of the Cocke County Courthouse, and was organized by the Newport Medical Center and area cancer organizations. Tonia Hall of the Medical Center said one in eight women in the US will battle breast cancer at some time in their life. Last year in the US alone, a total of 315,000 new cases of the cancer were diagnosed in women. Michelle Sexton, a 20 year survivor of stage 3 breast cancer, heads up Celebrate Life, a local cancer support group. While going through her "journey", Sexton said she had strong support from family and friends, and she had insurance. But not everyone is so fortunate Sexton said she saw a man crying because his wife left him because of his cancer. She said she couldn't handle it anymore, but Sexton pointed out that the cancer victim couldn't leave. And she said she has seen the financial, emotional and physical toll that cancer takes on it's victims. She promised God that if he got her through her breast cancer, she would do something. As a result she founded Celebrate Life, to assist cancer patients and their families. Last year the organization assisted 155 patients, and 50 were breast cancer, men and women. She thanked the community for it's strong support and assistance.


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