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Letter: Cancer society thanks Bath, Brunswick

Opinion

Letter: Cancer society thanks Bath, Brunswick

On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to thank the Bath/Brunswick community for its generosity and support of the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. More than 200 walkers and volunteers participated, and we raised close to $45,000 to fight for every birthday threatened by breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a chance to celebrate survival. I want to applaud the 40 survivors in our community who led the way. These women are heroes. They are our mothers, sisters, daughters, wives and friends. They are the reason we continue the fight, and they remind us all of a very important message – together with the American Cancer Society, we are fighting breast cancer and saving lives.

We also appreciate the generosity of this year's sponsors for their contributions and participation in this year's walk.

Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society in our efforts to create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Funds raised by events like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are critical in meeting the needs of breast cancer in our community.

If you have outstanding donations or would like to make a contribution, it's not too late. Contact Crystal Derocher at the American Cancer Society office by calling 373-3719 or make a gift online at cancer.org/stridesonline. You can also contact us anytime, day or night for cancer-related information, support and resources at 1-800-227-2345.

Corie Beth,
Making Strides chairwoman
Phippsburg, Maine