Each year Community Memorial Healthcare gathers its staff for a pink balloon release in the hospital parking lot. This year pink globes dotted a pretty, cloud-speckled sky as they sent them off with a note attached explaining breast cancer awareness and contact information for the hospital.

Last year, one of the CMH balloons floated all the way to North Carolina. Yes, the East Coast. The woman who found it contacted CMH through an email to Brenda Heideman, radiology manager.