2017 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar

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Each year, twelve outstanding individuals are chosen to participate in our Annual Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar, representing the many breast cancer survivors living in Northwest Indiana. Each survivor has a story to tell. In many ways, they parallel each other’s lives, but each has overcome their own personal challenges in a different way and each is admired for their own achievements.

Calendar Girls are nominated by a friend, family, relative or coworker who explains in a brief letter why this particular individual would make a good role model for those who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

They are introduced at the tea along with their video story of survival and are presented with a Survivors’ Medallion as a remembrance of the occasion.

2017 Calendar Recipients

January Virginia Hawkins_0011_Jan-2017

January 2017

Virginia Hawkins is a 4 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by her daughter, Mary Hawkins.

January Virginia Hawkins_0010_February Susie Wietbrock

February 2017

Susie Wietbrock is a 4 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by Charlene Viers.

January Virginia Hawkins_0009_March Jeanette Zelhart-Smith

March 2017

Jeannette Zelhart-Smith is a 4 year breast cancer survivor proudly nominated by her mother-in-law, Joan Smith.

January Virginia Hawkins_0008_April Colleen Zana

April 2017

Colleen M. Zana is a 6 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by KeriAnneValuckis.

January Virginia Hawkins_0007_May Cheryl Sodo

May 2017

Cheryl Sodo is a 6 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by Penny Burgess.

January Virginia Hawkins_0006_June Chiara Andrzejewski

June 2017

Chiara Andrzejewski is a 6 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by her mother-in-law, Florence Andrzejewski.  

January Virginia Hawkins_0005_July April Hardesty

July 2017

April Hardesty is a 6 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by Mary Lou Fowler.

January Virginia Hawkins_0004_august Cheri Rukdolf

August 2017

Cheri Rudolf is a 6 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by her daughter, Mackenzie.

January Virginia Hawkins_0003_September Pat Forsythe

September 2017

Pat Forsythe is a 9 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by her sister, Connie Duke.

January Virginia Hawkins_0002_October Victoria Grist

October 2017

Victoria Grist is a 10 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by Marnita Taylor.

January Virginia Hawkins_0001_November Judith Price

November 2017

Judith Price is a 22 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by her friend, Mary Jean Thyen.

January Virginia Hawkins_0000_December Christine Vestal

December 2017

Christine Vestal is a 26 year breast cancer survivor and is proudly nominated by Cyndy Vander Giessen.