ARENAC COUNTY — October is breast cancer awareness month and two area survivors, Betsy Leadbetter, of Sterling, and Brenda Eymer, Mills Township, will receive recognition for their triumphs over cancer prior to Saginaw Spirit hockey game on Oct. 18.
The two ladies were nominated to receive the recognition by their friend Doreen Lavasky, of Sterling, who says the promotion to honor breast cancer survivors is a joint venture between National City Bank and the Saginaw Spirit.
“I had to write a little thing to tell why I nominated them,” Lavasky said.
She says Eymer was nominated because she was there for her during a hard time.
“My sister died of breast cancer and she helped me through it,” Lavasky said. “She’s my best friend.”
As for Leadbetter, Lavasky says she should be commended for her continual efforts in working for a cure and awareness after beating cancer.
“She goes to Lansing and she fights for the no-smoking (bill) and she tries to get money for the cancer institute,” Lavasky said. “She’s very active.”
See the rest of the story in "The Arenac County Independent" on Oct. 15.