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Bradford County Breast Cancer Survivor Honored in
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's Gallery of Hope




Pictured with the Gallery of Hope display at Memorial Hospital in Towanda are, left to right: Hospital representatives Lorraine Haines, RN, BSN, assistant director of patient care services and Patty Dawsey, director, community relations and resource development; 2013 Gallery of Hope honoree Carolyn Mosher of Troy; and Jennifer Deemer, grant and program specialist, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

April 10, 2013, Towanda, PA - Memorial Hospital, Inc. recently welcomed Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's 2013 Gallery of Hope display to help spread the message of breast cancer awareness among patients and visitors.

Troy resident, mother of two boys and Memorial Hospital computer systems analyst, Carolyn Mosher is one of the breast cancer survivors whose story is included in this year's Gallery of Hope.

Noticing some changes in her body, Carolyn suspected something was wrong. A mammogram quickly detected three masses. An ultrasound and biopsy confirmed she had stage 3 breast cancer. A single mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatments followed.

Family, friends and coworkers all pitched in during her recovery; especially her husband and best friend Ron. She credits him as being her biggest supporter.

When Carolyn needed quite time to relax and reflect, she spent time with her horses. Although she was unable to ride while recovering, she was comforted by their presence.

It was during this time that Carolyn was inspired to organize a fundraiser called "Barrels and Bikinis" to benefit breast cancer survivors in her hometown of Troy. She partnered with a Mansfield High School student to plan the first-of-its-kind event at the Troy Fairgrounds in the summer of 2012.

With the hurdles of breast cancer behind her, Carolyn is riding her horses again and feeling much better. She tells other women to follow their instincts and, "Never skip your annual mammogram. Be aggressive about taking care of yourself."

To learn more about this year's honorees, including Mosher, or to request the Gallery of Hope traveling exhibit for your facility or event, visit www.bcnepa.com/hope. Individuals can also become supporters of "Gallery of Hope - Blue Cross of NEPA" on Facebook and begin receiving regular announcements about BCNEPA's breast cancer education efforts.

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MEMORIAL HOSPTIAL
Press Release
April 10, 2013
Contact: Jeff Russell 268-2444