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Fraternal Order of Eagles Donation Helps Fight Breast Cancer

PALM COAST, Fla., November 23, 2015 – On Nov. 9, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Flagler County chapter trustee Michelle Morton donated $286 to Florida Hospital Flagler’s Pink Army campaign, which provides screening mammograms, diagnostic studies and education to local women in need. These funds were raised through the organization’s fundraisers and programs through the month of October. 
 
Morton is a breast cancer survivor herself and previously received the funds raised through the Florida Hospital Pink Army. 
 
“This program saved my life when I did not have insurance and needed help,” Morton said. “I am so excited to be able to pay it forward and help donate these funds to help someone else.”
 
“Michelle’s donation is especially touching,” said John Subers, Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation executive director. “It is not often we meet a breast cancer fund recipient, and it provides us the motivation and inspiration to continue to raise funds, as we know we are making a difference in our community.”
 
The Florida Hospital Pink Army campaign began in Volusia and Flagler counties in the fall of 2010 and is aimed at enlisting individuals to help create greater awareness about the life-saving benefits of annual mammograms and early detection. In its first year alone, the Pink Army enlisted more than 6,000 “soldiers” to battle breast cancer. Now, armed with more than 53,000 soldiers, the Pink Army movement has swept across the state, encouraging Central Floridians to join this important cause. Florida Hospital Pink Army is on active duty in the following counties: Flagler, Hardee, Highlands, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. To learn more about the Florida Hospital Pink Army, visit www.JoinThePinkArmy.com or visit our Facebook page.
 
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler employs nearly 1,000 caregivers. Florida Hospital Flagler is comprised of the hospital’s main campus; Town Center Surgery, a freestanding outpatient center; and the Parkway Medical Plaza which includes a walk-in clinic, laboratory, imaging and women’s center and physician offices. For more information, call (386) 586-2000 or visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com. 
 
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On Nov. 9, breast cancer survivor and Fraternal Order of Eagles Flagler County chapter trustee Michelle Morton (center) donated $286 to Florida Hospital Flagler’s Pink Army campaign, which provides screening mammograms, diagnostic studies and education to local women in need. Morton was a recipient of the funds raised through the Florida Hospital Pink Army and said she was “so excited to be able to pay it forward and help donate these funds to help someone else.”