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Vail Daily letter: Thank you from the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group

On behalf of the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group, I want to thank all those who generously supported our 23rd annual Celebration of Life luncheon. It is because of our sponsors, including the Valley Valley Medical Center, Mikki Futernick, Lisa Brill, The Golden Bear, Slifer Smith and Frampton, The Arrabelle Club, Diversified Radiology, Tracy Gillette, Debbie Courtney, R.A. Nelson and the Vail Daily, as well as the generosity of so many in this valley, that we are able to continue our mission to support all those in Eagle County who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group is a volunteer organization. With the money we've raised over the years, we've been able to contribute to various machines and treatments that have helped make the Shaw Regional Cancer Center a first-class facility in treating patients. As well, those diagnosed receive $500 for a Day to Play and a Shine On bag, filled with "feel good" products.

This year's speaker, Lee Woodruff, whose husband, Bob, an ABC television newscaster who was severely injured by a bomb in Iraq, spoke about how life can change "in an instant," as hers did. That's exactly what happens when one is diagnosed with breast cancer or any other disease. Everything changes. It's the goal of the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group to help make those changes easier for those diagnosed, and we can't do that without the continued support of this generous, loving community.

Thank you all, so much, for your generosity and allowing us to help make someone's life a bit easier.

Fondly,

Brenda Himelfarb

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