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Lots of work went into Wadhams breast cancer awareness walk

To the editor: I know that Deb (Pink Pig owner) is doing her own Thank You as part of her regular advertising for her shop, but I need to have my say also. Most people dont realize how many people it takes to plan and do a fund-raising event. I didnt before I became involved in our Annual Breast Cancer Walk. I am humbled by the number of people who care and help. Deb jumped right in the first year and this year Susie Bullock came loaded with ideas and ambition. The two of them are balls of fire!! Im sure well have even more people next year. Thank you Essex County for allowing us to use Floral Hall again for our after-walk gathering. Scott Moran had everything ready for us. Thank you to the Wadhams Church for allowing us to use their facilities again for registration, etc. Thank you to the Westport Golf Club for loaning me a golf cart to ride in. I really wanted to walk, but the tumor on my hip bone made it impossible. Thank you to the Heart of the Adirondacks Florist for the table flowers. Thank you to Ernies Market in Westport and Cobble Hill Restaurant in Elizabethtown for their Crock Pots full of soup, etc. Thanks, too, to my friends and family for making soups, etc. Everything was delicious. Thank you, Russ Paquette for getting the golf cart and returning it. Russ and Art also taxied people around if they couldnt finish the walk, etc. Marsha Wright provided coffee and hot chocolate. Joelle Nesbitt made lots of loaves of yummy bread. Dawn Sears donated Avon bracelets, etc. for door prizes. The cake was made by Mother Hubbard from Crown Point. I didnt get any of it, but I heard it was delicious. Bea Disogra and her mother Clarice Pulsifer were there again setting up and serving. Susie Bullock and Carol Smith served the soup, chowder, etc. Charmain from Chars Hands gave Chair Massages. Lisa French from Public Health brought her Breast Cancer information which included two breasts that had lumps for you to find. Julie Walker was there with calendars for sale from her Breast Cancer group. The clean-up committee was incredible even though not appointed, people joined in and swept the floor this included my brother, Bill and his wife, Ellen, who came all the way from Queensbury to take part. Thanks, guys!! A special Thank You to Debbie Schrodt a friend who is the backbone of this event and caused it all to happen. If Ive overlooked anyone, please forgive me. There was a lot going on and I was my usual self trying to visit with everyone. Lots of young people, which is very comforting to me. This cause will not be forgotten just because the generation will change. Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, teens, kids, dogs, etc. All were there. Ive been told its just under 4 miles doesnt sound like much, maybe, but its plenty. Besides the registration fee of $5 each for 140 people, we raised $2845 in Pledges. We are sending checks for $1772.50 to the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh and to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Dallas TX. At the risk of sounding sappy, I love you all. Ive been dealing with this nasty stuff for over 6 years and the fact that I have such a great support group has made it so much easier. Thank you and please hang in there with me. Im sure I have more to deal with and I need you all there with me. Honey Carpenter
Westport

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