Event for breast cancer survivors will feature local guest speakers

CARIBOU, Maine —As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, Pink Aroostook, a program of Cary Medical Center, is excited to bring back the Luncheon of Hope for Breast Cancer Survivors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Caribou Motor Inn.

The first keynote speaker will be Karen Ouellette, a native of Fort Kent. She is a 16-year breast cancer survivor and the Northern Aroostook Hospice Chaplain for Northern Light Health & Hospice. 

Angel Murchison, also a native of Fort Kent, is the second keynote speaker. She is an author, speaker and host of the radio program Destiny Moments. Murchison is also the founder of Healing Waters Women’s Ministry. 

There is no charge for the luncheon, as it is an opportunity for survivors to network and celebrate each other. 

Those wanting to attend should call 207-498-1112. For more information please contact Cindy Blanchette, RNC Pink Aroostook coordinator, at 207-498-1634, or email

Pink Aroostook is a program designed for support, advocacy, education, and awareness of breast health issues in northern Maine. It also helps connect people diagnosed with breast cancer to local and national resources while also providing financial and emotional support. 

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Cary Medical Center is a 65-bed acute care hospital well known for its patient-centered services. It is a community of providers committed to excellence in healthcare and to improving the lives of those it serves. It is actively engaged in advancing the health and wellness needs of people in Aroostook County, including the unserved and underserved.  

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