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"Pink Tips" Book by Local Author Ann Murray Paige Donated to SMHC's Center for Breast Care

06/25/2014

Linda Pattillo, a co-founder of Project Pink, recently donated 100 copies of the book “Pink Tips” to Southern Maine Health Care’s (SMHC) Center for Breast Care. Penned by Maine journalist, author and Project Pink co-founder Ann Murray Paige, “Pink Tips” helps women cope with cancer in a step-by-step, easy-to-read format. The books will be given to newly diagnosed patients.

“In 2012, Ann Murray Paige visited the Breast Cancer support group at SMHC’s Center for Breast Care,” said Nurse Navigator Helene Langley. “She spoke openly about her own battle with breast cancer, and shared excerpts from her book and one-woman show “Pink Tips,” which was really inspirational to the group. We appreciate this donation from Project Pink, which will be so helpful for our patients just beginning their cancer journey.” 

“My Project Pink co-founder Ann Murray Paige lost her battle against breast cancer in 2014, but her candid and humorous approach continues to help others fighting this disease,” said Pattillo. “It was Ann’s mission to put a copy of her book ‘Pink Tips’ into the hands of each newly diagnosed breast cancer patient across the country…and around the world. We are very pleased to make her book available to patients at SMHC’s Center for Breast Care.”

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including two acute care medical centers; one in Biddeford, Maine licensed for 150 beds and one in Sanford, Maine, licensed for 58 beds. SMHC offers excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. Eldercare services are provided through four sites located in Sanford. Non-emergency care is available at Walk-In Care centers in Saco and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smhc.org or @smhcHealth on Twitter.

About Project Pink
Project Pink, founded by Ann Murray Paige and Linda Pattillo,
 offers help and hope to young women with breast cancer. It began with the acclaimed documentary film “The Breast Cancer Diaries” and turned into a cause. Project Pink partners with cancer care centers to provide outreach and support through screenings of “The Breast Cancer Diaries,” a speaking engagement with Ann Murray Paige and Linda Pattillo. In 2013, Ann began a new mission for Project Pink: to put a copy of her book “pink tips” into the hand of each newly diagnosed breast cancer patient across the country…and around the world. - See more at: http://www.projectpinkdiary.com/about/#sthash.wIIndQFt.dpuf

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PHOTO CAPTION:
Project Pink donated 100 copies of Ann Murray Paige’s book “Pink Tips” to SMHC’s Center for Breast Care.  The books will be given to newly diagnosed patients. Pictured are (left-to-right) SMHC Volunteer and family friend Joan Junker; SMHC Nurse Navigator Helene Langley, RN, BS, CBCN, CBPN-IC; Project Pink co-founder Linda Pattillo and Ellen Murray, sister of “Pink Tips” author Ann Murray Paige.

Media Contact:
Leslie Roberts
(207) 283.7232
lbroberts@smhc.org

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