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Sheriff Hutchens Speaks at Komen OC Survivor Event

Susan G. Komen Orange County recognized three exceptional community members at its annual Survivor Celebration and Awards Luncheon at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar on August 11. These individuals were Georganna Hall Wadsack, Most Inspirational Breast Cancer Survivor Award Recipient, Angela Acevedo, Outstanding Breast Health Advocate Award Recipient, and Melissa McGee, Most Inspirational Co-Survivor Award Recipient.
The Komen foundation welcomed Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens to headline this day of special recognition to these outstanding women. Hutchens was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer last November, but caught the disease early.
“I was fortunate enough to discover a lump through self-examination. The cancer was caught early,” said Hutchens. “Komen Orange County is in the community where we work and where we shop, spreading the message of early detection and providing those less fortunate with resources for low- or no-cost breast health care services.”
Also at the event, the OCSD Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) presented a check to Komen OC for $2,400 from the sale of pink SWAT shirts.  The shirts were sold to department personnel, family and friends in honor of the Sheriff's battle with breast cancer. All proceeds from the sale of the shirts went to Komen OC.