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The happy faces of ten breast cancer survivors are on display in Wayne Memorial Hospital’s main lobby, including those of Johnna Kuhn of Waymart and Peg Pearsall of Beach Lake. Both women found lumps during self-examinations that turned out to be cancerous, and both women courageously fought back. Kuhn, diagnosed in 1998, has been cancer free for ten years. “Every day I think about all the things that have been accomplished that I might never have seen,” says Kuhn, “such as the graduation of my two daughters from high school and college.” Pearsall went through breast cancer treatment in 1991 and then battled colon cancer in 2002. She turned her ordeal into positive action by becoming part of the American Cancer Society’s Look Good/Feel Better program, which helps women with breast cancer artfully use wigs and apply makeup. The traveling display, installed temporarily in area hospitals each year, is produced by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA). This year’s display also includes a male, Harvey Reisberg of Pike County, who told Blue Cross his doctors at first didn’t believe he had breast cancer. The display will be at Wayne Memorial Hospital most of August. Pictured left to right: Johnna Kuhn; Peg Pearsall; Leigh Ann Wiedlich, Community Relations Specialist, BCNEPA.