October 30, 2014

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kicks off

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Amanda Bell, emcee for the kickoff event, speaks to those in attendance.
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Mark Heffner of the American Cancer Society tries to get the group fired up.
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Some of the crowd at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff event listen to Mark Heffner of the American Cancer Society.
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event chair Mary Hopewell introduces her committee members.
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Cynde Kochensparger, a breast cancer survivor, speaks to the crowd about her experience with breast cancer, and the importance of early detection.
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Kassidy Bell, caregiver for her mother Amanda, speaks to the crowd.
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MeLissa Olsen, a Michigan Advocacy lead volunteer, talks about the importance of cancer research.
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By Eric Young
Managing Editor | editor@ogemawherald.com
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The first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in this area kicked off Tuesday, March 15, with an event at Forward Conference Center in West Branch. The event was designed to prepare participants for the event, which will be held May 7, at Irons Park in West Branch. The event serves the counties of Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw and Roscommon.

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