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Balloons released for disabled veterans and cancer patients

October 12, 2007

Albany -- Disabled military veterans and breast cancer survivors were honored Friday.

The Department of Labor released balloons to show support for them.

Tables were set up at the Turner Job Corps with information on cancer.

Pink and yellow balloons and ribbons were also available.

They honor disabled veterans every year, but this year they included cancer survivors.

"Some people get cancer, some people get disabled and your first question is where can I go to get help. We want for it to be known that we are a support mechanism. You come to us and if we can't fid the answer; we are going to certainly do our best to take you somewhere that can help you find what you need," said DOL Service Specialist, Josette Bynum.

A luncheon was held for two staff members who are survivors of breast cancer.

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