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Walking to cure breast cancer

April 28, 2012
Times Leader

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - St. Clairsville residents Jamie Vota and Shari McNab, along with their daughters Justine Wilson of Chicago, Ill., and Annee McNab of Columbus, Ohio, are raising funds for the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk to fight breast cancer.

They will walk in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 10, 11 and 12. This a 60-mile walk, conducted over a span of three days, for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Participants commit to raise at least $2,300 per person and spend several months training to prepare for the event. They devote the entire three-day weekend to the cause.

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. In 1984, Vota's mother, Francine Vota, lost her battle with breast cancer, and in 2011, Vota was diagnosed with the disease. She is proud to call herself a survivor. Fortunately, the diagnosis of breast cancer is no longer a death sentence, and the Susan G. Komen foundation and their efforts to raise money for research and education play a large part. Since its inception in 2003, the 3-day has raised more than $600 million for the cause.

To raise the required donation to walk, the team is holding a Spring Yard Sale the first weekend in May, on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to1 p.m. each day. The sale will be held at 3 Kilsyth Court, St. Clairsville, and donations of merchandise will be accepted until the sale. All of the proceeds of the yard sale will be donated to the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk.

Net proceeds from the 3-day support ground breaking research and scientific programs, as well as grants for education, screening and treatment programs at both the national and local level.



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