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Minnesota National Guard launches third video for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 15, 2013

ST PAUL, Minn- To build breast cancer awareness for all women, the Minnesota National Guard launched their third Pink Tank Project video this morning for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

"This video highlights Korleen, the daughter of Sgt Brenda Geise who lost her fight with breast cancer in 2011," said Army Maj Kristen L Aug?, Minnesota National Guard's Deputy Director of Public Affairs

Sgt Brenda Geise worked fulltime at the Minnesota National Guard's Camp Ripley," said Auge "She was initially diagnosed with breast cancer when she returned from a deployment to Iraq occurring from 2004 to 2005

"The hardest part is not having her here" said Korleen Edmond, a St Cloud resident

"In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Minnesota Vikings selected Geise as their Hometown Hero during Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers," said Auge "Korleen and her Uncle Mike Geise accepted the posthumous award recognizing her mother"

"This project is to build breast cancer awareness for all women whether they wear the uniform or not," said Auge "The Pink Tank Project is a promise - a promise to yourself to conduct monthly self-breast exams and have mammograms as recommended by your health care provider"

Editors: Contact Maj Aug? at 651-268-8961 or Kristenlaugemil@mail.mil to schedule interviews with women touched by breast cancer or Pink Tank Project participants

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard's Pink Tank Project, visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org/pinktank

See Pink Tank Project video one at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAwNrGVcpDo

See Pink Tank Project video two "Pink Tank Project-Cassie's Story" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4RtzKHGjCE

See Pink Tank Project video two "Pink Tank Project- Korleen's Story" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hwZLI-PQBE

Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pinktankproject

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410

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Posted: 2017-10-04  11:22 AM
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