To the editor:
On April 22 at the Fort Dodge Senior High pool, an idea to help others became a reality. It was the idea of one, but the work of many. Almost 2,000 laps were swum doing the breast stroke and over $8,000 was raised for breast cancer for the Stay A-Breast fundraiser. The funds will be evenly split between The Trinity Cancer Center and The American Cancer Society. It became obvious to me that many people want to help with something that has or had affected their family/life.
I would like to thank everybody that helped make this 4-H citizenship project a huge success. They are my mom, dad, and sisters, Taylor Hartley, Sandy Mickelson and The Messenger, Three Eagles Radio, Linda Cline and The Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club, Tim Teeter, Karl Hamouche, ACAC-FD, Fort Dodge Swim Club, Kaylene Lang and Double M Signs, Fort Dodge Press, Winkler Trucking, Mary Gibb, Linda Mitchell, Barb Micheals and The Fighting Angels Abreast, Lynda Lowery and Save The Ta Ta's, Fort Dodge Senior High and the custodial staff, Craig Schleinz and the Webster County Relay For Life committee, Sports Page, Mineral City, Decker Sports, TYR, Dr. Laura Miegge, Salon and Company, Friendship Haven, Tracy Hartley, Kent Keith, lifeguards Riley Helmers and Brandon Lee, and all of the survivors, volunteers, and donors that helped in any way. I appreciate all of your help and support to help those with breast cancer. Together we are making a difference.
Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club
Stay A-Breast coordinator