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Traveling Photo Exhibit Honors Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer photo exhibit encourages early detection methods.

The Fulton County Medical Center of Fulton, Pa., has decided to honor breast cancer survivors by hosting an exhibit, according to NBC Hagerstown affiliate WHAG. The photo exhibit is on tour throughout the state. It is scheduled to make six stops a year, and this is the first time it has been in Fulton County. The exhibit features tributes to 67 breast cancer survivors, one from each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. 

"The exhibit, I think is very empowering for women, in particular, this is people's opportunity to put a face with the disease. You know, you can talk about, oh it's breast cancer but you know these are real women and real stories and real families that are affected," Billie Piper Hammond, 13-year breast cancer survivor, told the source. 

Breast cancer survivors and supporters came out to see the photos the first day it was on display the Fulton County Medical Center. It will remain there until April 24, and is free and open to the public. 

The "67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer In Pennsylvania" exhibit was created by the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. The group also maintains the photos and schedules its tour dates in the hopes that the exhibit encourages women to perform monthly breast self-exams, get yearly mammograms and attend annual clinical exams.

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