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

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 22, 2013

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

"This video highlights Sgt. 1st Class Brenda Woods who is a five-year breast cancer survivor," said Army Maj Kristen L Auge, Minnesota National Guard's Deputy Director of Public Affairs

"She works fulltime at the Minnesota National Guard's Rosemount-based Field Maintenance Shop as a production control supervisor," said Auge

"The guys that I work with during the week were the first to send me flowers right after my surgery" said Army Sgt. 1st Class Brenda K Woods, an Inver Grove Heights resident

"In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Minnesota Vikings selected Woods as their "Soldier of the Game" during the Oct 13 game against the Carolina Panthers," said Auge

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

See Pink Tank Project video four "Pink Tank Project- Brenda's Story" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3nGCZKoBSw

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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