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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Support our BigWigs in the fight against breast cancer (and check out the pink wigs!)

Our Mountain States BigWigs: In the back row, James Tyler (far left), Dr. Bill Baker (third from left), Dr. Bernie Tisdale (far right); first row (third from left) is Melody Trimble. Check out the Komen pages to see who the other BigWigs are from around the region. (Not pictured from Mountain States is Bryan Mullins.)

James Tyler, CEO of Smyth County Community Hospital.

Support our BigWigs!

Mountain States has several team members participating in the 2017 Susan G. Komen BigWigs fundraising campaign to support the fight against breast cancer. They’ve each posed in Komen pink wigs for their “BigWig” portrait and they’re raising money for the campaign.

The Southwest Virginia campaign includes James Tyler, CEO of Smyth County Community Hospital; Dr. Bill Baker, internist with MSMG Abingdon; Bryan Mullins, chief operating officer for Johnston Memorial Hospital; and Dr. Bernie Tisdale, radiation oncologist at the Regional Cancer Center at Johnston Memorial. Visit the Komen page to see each BigWig's personal pink-wig glamour photo, read details about them and make a contribution

In the Tri-Cities, Melody Trimble, CEO of the Washington County market, is participating as a BigWig. Here’s the page for the Tri-Cities campaign where you can find her pink-wig photo.

The BigWigs campaign engages local corporate and community leaders as representatives in the fight against breast cancer. During the campaign, each BigWig will raise or give a minimum of $1,000, which will be used to ensure access to essential breast health services and education programs, and support research to find the cures for breast cancer. Through this program, 75 percent of funds raised remain in local communities to help fund local breast cancer initiatives.