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Pink flamingos are back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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From a news release:

The flamingos are returning to Midwest Community Health Associates.

For the second year in a row, MCHA will promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a flock of fancily clad pink flamingos on display in the Bryan office.

Plastic flamingos were distributed among MCHA staff, with the challenge to dress and/or decorate each flamingo in a unique costume or theme.  Staff members, many who worked in teams with other members of their departments, were encouraged to be creative.

On Monday through Friday, Oct. 6-10, MCHA in Bryan is displaying the finished ("dressed") flamingos. The flamingos will be displayed near the medical center's main lobby, in the open atrium space beside Ringer's Drugstore.  Some of the flamingos also may be displayed outside on the side of the building facing West High Street, weather permitting, along with a large Breast Cancer Awareness banner. 

Each flamingo has a container with it, and employees and patients can "vote for their favorite flamingo" by placing money in the container with their bird of choice.  The winner will be the flamingo that receives the biggest donation.  All money collected will be donated to the Komen for the Cure Foundation.  Last year, MCHA raised more than $1,700.00 for the cause.

The public is encouraged to visit the Bryan office to see the decorated flamingos and to offer their support for Breast Cancer Awareness.  The MCHA Bryan Medical Center is located at 442 West High Street in Bryan. Visit www.midcomhealth.com