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Pink Army 'marching' into Highlands, Hardee counties

SEBRING - Florida Hospital, with locations in Sebring, Lake Placid and Wauchula, is gearing up for the Pink Army Campaign to fight breast cancer. "As the second most common form of cancer found in women, breast cancer is a formidable enemy, but one that can be beat," a news release adds. The Pink Army is a statewide campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and raise mammography funds for women in need, all while having a fun time. When someone "enlists" in the Pink Army, which is free to join, they receive a set of specialty dog tags.
They have the opportunity to move up the ranks through different missions, such as enlisting additional soldiers, volunteering, attending events and hosting a Pink Party. As they complete missions, they move up the ranks and receive rewards like Swarovski necklaces, Vera Bradley wallets, drink tumblers, T-shirts, umbrellas and more. The dog tags are also good for discounts, specials or free gifts through local and statewide participating vendors. The Pink Army is also raising tax deductible donations. With the help of Samaritan's Touch Care Center and the Florida Hospital Heartland Mammography Fund, all money raised here will stay in Highlands and Hardee counties for residents needing mammograms they could not otherwise afford. To join, donate or learn more, go to www.JoinThePinkArmy.com .