Fighting Breast Cancer

My mother didn’t die from breast cancer, but it was the cancer that first attacked her. The one that took her away from her career. With surgery and treatments she beat back that attacker from within. Not so the other cancers; they took her too early.

While current research identifies new reasons why our bodies self destruct in this manner; not enough is being done. We need more help for the overworked, and underfunded scientists and physicians on the front lines of this battle.

The Lakeland based branch of the American Cancer Society is doing their part, and they hope you can add your strength. The organization is sponsoring two kick-off breakfasts for its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

The first event is Tuesday August 21, 2007 at 7:30am in the Magnolia Building at 702 East Orange, Lakeland. The second held at centrally located Winter Haven on Tuesday August 28, 2007 at 7:30am in the Garden Ballroom at 301 3rd Street, NW.

Please R.S.V.P. by August 17 by phone at 863-688-2326 ext 116 or Email:

Both events are in support of the walk held again this year on Lake Hollingsworth. The starting point is the First Presbyterian Church at 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive in Lakeland.

You can sign up online to organize a team or sponsor a walker or call Ashley Bracken at (again) 863-688-2326 ext 116 or Email:

pink ribbon CC by Ted Fu.