To the editor:
The FDSH pool was making waves on April 22 for the fourth Stay A-Breast breast cancer fundraiser. The event was and is a success because of the many people and businesses that donate, swim, buy T-shirts and volunteer. Feel free to go to the Stay A-Breast Facebook page for photos from the event.
This year’s funds raised, combined with the last three years, puts the total over the $40,000 mark with the funds being evenly split between the Trinity Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society. Together, we are making a difference.
I would like to thank you the following people for their help and support: Hans Madsen and Hailey Brueschke and The Messenger, the Fort Dodge Community School District, Matt Ellsbecker, Matt McCormack, Fort Dodge Senior High, Lindsay Kavanaugh and Webster County 4-H, Linda Cline and the Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Iowa State University Athletics, my family, Jackson Carstens, photographer Kent Keith, Town and Country Insurance, Tony Bacon, Geoff Engels, Eric Hanson, Creative Cakes, Liddy Hora and Webster County Relay For Life, Alpha Media, The Golden K and Noon Kiwanis, Noon Rotary, the Trinity Cancer Center, Target, The Fighting Angles Abreast, Save The TaTa’s, Bre Olson, Lynda Lowery, Barb Michaels, Linda Donner, Rhonda and Alison Chambers, Annie DeBoer, Clean All Inc., Fort Dodge Ford Toyota, Sports Page, the FD Study Club, EMT Jason Smith, lifeguards Eli Asay, Claire Flattery and Jeremy Brower, May Day luncheon hostesses Deb Johnson and Darcy Lee and of course all of the breast cancer survivors who counted laps for the event.
When I started this event back in sixth grade as a 4-H citizenship project, I knew nothing about fundraisers, and even though I have had some challenges along the way, I’m glad I never gave up because my event has helped a lot of people by raising money to help them with their medical expenses and to help find a cure. I believe that no one can do everything but everyone can do something and Stay A-Breast is my “something.” Thanks again to everyone who has helped me in any way and remember to do your self-breast exams and get your mammograms, because early detection saves lives.
Stay A-Breast founder/