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Letter to the Editor (Abstract Only)


Title: Letters to the Editor

Author: Millie Christmon

Publication: The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

Publication Date:June 19, 2004

Dear Editor,

I read with great interest the story written by Tamara Browning in the June 11th edition of the paper about the lady from Petersburg, Kathy Schwab, who is participating in the breast cancer three-day walk in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. I felt compelled to let her and others know that my niece, Tereasa Christmon, is also participating in this event. She felt the need to participate in honor of a family member who contracted cancer last year.

After a course of treatment, she is currently cancer-free at this time. As a freshman in high school, Tereasa’s dearest friend lost her mother to a long- fought battle with breast cancer. Tereasa is doing this out of gratitude and the need to actively support breast cancer research.

Each walker in the event must raise at least $2,000 in donations. In a letter she wrote to me, Tereasa stated that for her, “The walking is easy; asking for the dollars is not.”


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