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Editor's note: We apologize
for the delay in posting this letter. It misses the announcement of
one fundraising event.
I just attended a most touching program, given by the young
people at Lincoln Junior High School for cancer survivors and to
recognize survivors who have touched their young lives. More than
150 luminaria made a circle around their gym, and on top of that
they had raised over $1,280 to donate to Relay For Life to fight
this disease. That was three times more than last year.
I'm not a survivor, but I saw how touching it was for those who
attended and walked that circle -- including a child, able to
celebrate one more year, one more birthday!
That's what it is all about -- you and me making it possible for
all survivors to celebrate another year, another birthday (including
and especially the young children who have been added to the list of
hearing "you have cancer" since last year).
I invite everyone to join us first on Wednesday, June 16, anytime
from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Culver's, who will give Relay For Life
10 percent of all sales that day.
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Then come to the track of Lincoln Community High School from 6
p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, June 18 and 19, and support
our quest for a cure.
The luminaria to celebrate the survivors of this disease, or for
remembrance of those who have fought the fight, will be lit for the
survivors walk at 9 p.m. Notices are being mailed to all survivors
whose names we have, but all survivors are invited to come (sign the
register). The survivors' registration and 2010 shirt (distribution)
will be prior to the buffet, furnished by John Guzzardo, on the LCHS
soccer field from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The program begins on the track at 7, with Mayor Keith Snyder as
master of ceremony, followed by the survivors lap. Join us in
helping them celebrate another birthday.
Luminaria can be purchased from any of the 50 teams prior to the
walk or that evening.
Any of the teams would welcome more walkers to help us "Make
Another Birthday Possible." Join me in this "WISH" that it might
become a reality.
June 18, 2010]
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