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Tropical Smoothie Donation Helps Fight Breast Cancer

PALM COAST, Fla., November 9, 2015 – Tropical Smoothie has donated $915 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 from restaurant patrons during October.  
 
This cause is a personal one for Tropical Smoothie owner Joyce Braider. Her two sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer, but sadly, her oldest sister succumbed to it at the age of 38. Her late sister’s daughter (Braider’s niece) was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Her surviving sister is two-time breast cancer survivor, and in February, Braider herself was diagnosed with it as well. 
 
“Early detection is the key; I'm living proof of that,” Braider said. “The support from our customers for this local cause was so inspiring. We appreciate our customers so much and were thrilled to support the Florida Hospital Pink Army.”
 
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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Tropical Smoothie has donated $915 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 from restaurant patrons during October.