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Appreciates help with Stay A-Breast event

To the editor:

Over $7,600 was raised after expenses from this year’s Stay A-Breast making the six-year total at almost $60,000 raised with the funds being evenly split between the Trinity Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society. We did it! Together, we are making a difference. Thank you to those who swam, donated, purchased at-shirt or shared information about the event and thank you to the following people for their help and support: My family, Hans Madsen, Chad Thompson, Britt Kudla and The Fort Dodge Messenger, The FDSCSD, Matt Ellsbecker, Matt McCormack, FDSH, Lindsay Kavanaugh and Webster County 4-H, Linda Cline and the Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club, Linda Donner, Barb Micheals and the Fighting Angels Abreast, Trinity Cancer Center staff, Carol Grannon and Unity Point, photographer Kent Keith, St.Ambrose swim team, Unity Point general surgery, Town and Country Insurance, Geoff Engels, Liddy Hora and the American Cancer Society, Rhonda and Alison Chambers, Clean All Inc., the Noon Lions, lifeguards Ashton Acree, Isabelle Woodhouse & Jeremy Brower, May Day luncheon hostesses Deb Johnson & Darcy Lee and of course all of volunteers and breast cancer survivors who counted laps for the event. Every year the amount raised changes, but as long as it is helping someone, it’s enough! I believe that no one can do everything but everyone can do something and Stay A-Breast is my “something”. I encourage you to find your 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! Next up: I’ve organized a LifeServe blood drive with my 4-H club on Friday, July.12 from 12-4 at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Please sign up to donate if you can. Every donation can save three lives. You can schedule your donation online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903. Like and follow the Stay A-Breast Facebook page for details.

Morgan Border

Stay A-Breast Founder/coordinator