So hard to believe, today I celebrate 36 years as a breast cancer survivor. Don't know where the time has gone. I've met so many wonderful people along the way that have made such a big difference in my life. I've been lucky enough to see so many special things I might not have experienced if things had been different. I watched my beautiful children Chrissy and Brian, grow up, graduate school, marry, have georgous children, Taylor, Savanna, Benjamin and Shelbi, and I will celebrate 44 years of marriage to my wonderful husband, Paul, this year. Paul and I were just talking the other day about what our lives might have been if I had never had cancer…can't imagine that it could have been much better……
What a fun afternoon. Pink Ribbon committee members and friends of the Pink Ribbon attended the annual Play 4 Kay (formerly known as the Pink Zone) Women's Basketball game at Valpariso University. The Lady Crusaders played and won against… UIC. The event is held annually to recognize breast cancer survivors and their fight to beat breast cancer. Show in photo from left are committee volunteer Chris Cain, Pink Ribbon Founder Ann Peters, community volunteer Tammy Outler and friends of the Pink Ribbon, Lydia Outler, Trevor Outler and Samantha Davis. Thanks to all the Valpo staff who coordinate this event each year. We look forward to attending again next year
Had a truly pleasant afternoon with fellow Pink Ribbon Committee members, Val Kleinedler, Marge Gresser, Tammy Outler and Marilyn Stark at the Cancer Resourse Center Share The Love luncheon at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts this past Wednesday. Roz Varon from Channel 7 was the guest speaker. She spoke in part of her journey as a breast cancer survivor. She has had quite a journey based on the extent of her cancer and her past and continued treatment. Shown in the photo are Marilyln Stark, Roz Varon and Pink Ribbon Founder, Ann Peters.
Just one more thank you for tonight…Paula Strietelmeier from Sheep’s Clothing in Valpo continues to support the Pink Ribbon with ongoing contributions. Each year, her customers and friends show off their knitting and crocheting talents at a tea/style show held at the Aberdeen. To date, Sheep's Clothing has donated
$ 8,000 to support the Pink Ribbon. We're looking forward to the event again this year. Thanks to Paula and all the talented ladies who make the afternoon such fun. Shown is PRS Founder, Ann Peters, Paula Strietelmeier (center) and committee member/breast cancer survivor, Marge Gresser.
The Pink Ribbon would like to thank Youche Country Club for their recent donation in the amount of over $ 4,000. These funds were raised this fall when they held an event to specifically to support our organization. Georgia Gross from Youche recently presented their check to PRS Founder, Ann Peters…..Thanks to all the Youche members who supported the event.