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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:57 PM
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Message to Nurses is Right on the Beam /

Posted on: Monday, 14 July 2008, 21:00 CDT

By Mary OLeary

By Mary E. O'Leary Register Topics Editor

NEW HAVEN -- The latest message on the steel skeleton of the Smilow Cancer Hospital is a shout-out to all the nurses working with breast cancer patients.

"Thank You Nurses" is painted in white on a pink beam with the ribbon symbol for breast cancer and a mention of the ironworkers and Operating Engineers Union. The letters are 3 feet high.

The steel beams have become an aerial billboard of sorts for messages to cancer patients, particularly the those being treated at the adjacent Children's Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

They contain children's names with the message: "Hope is Coming" spray painted in a central place easily seen from Park Street.

Why pink this time?

"We wanted to do something feminine," said Greg Gibroski, one of the handful of ironworkers who monitor safety at the construction site on Park Street and South Frontage Road.

FULL story at link.

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Main Entry: palliate
Pronunciation: \ˈpa-lē-ˌāt\

Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): palliated; palliating
Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin palliatus, past participle of palliare to cloak, conceal, from Latin pallium cloak
Date: 15th century

1: to reduce the violence of (a disease); also : to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease
2: to cover by excuses and apologies

3: to moderate the intensity of <trying to palliate the boredom>
palliation \ˌpa-lē-ˈā-shən\ noun
palliator \ˈpa-lē-ˌā-tər\ noun
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