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Candyce Corcoran promotes American Cancer Society "Making Strides Walk" on October 14, 2001

This morning (August 2) I attended the American Cancer Society's annual 7 am breakfast kick off for breast cancer awareness. What made today's breakfast a little tougher on me was not the fact that a a movie was shown that made everyone's eyes fill up with tears, but that somewhere in the very same room was my mother, Yvonne.

My mother is a breast cancer survivor. She had a radical mastectomy in 1979. And quite frankly, now I know where I do get all of my energy! Right from her!

As many of you are aware, I have been a team captain for many years trying to raise funds to rid all of us of this dreadful disease. Last year, thanks to many of you, I was able to send money to the American Cancer Society in a package.

Just remember, "that if it has not already, breast cancer will touch you or someone you know. The disease will strike nearly 200,000 times this year and claim more than 40,000 lives." (according to the American Cancer Society)

Since, 1993, Making Strides has been the rally to raise awareness. Last year 325,000 walkers across the country collected more than $26 million dollars. Please join me again this year by walking with me (I will attempt some of the trip because of my broken foot) or at least by making a contribution to the American Cancer Society.

The walk is on Sunday, October 14, 2001. Registration is 8 to 10:30 a.m. and the event starts at 9:30 to 10:30. We will be walking 5 miles at Manhattanville College.

Thank you once again for all of your support,

Candyce Corcoran



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