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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:40 PM
The American Cancer Society (ACS) celebrated its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Tuesday evening at the Tannenbaum Cultural Center. Emcee, and survivor, Kathy Steele, gave an emotional testament of her experience and how it affected her and her loved ones. 
“When someone is facing breast cancer, it doesn’t just impact the individual, but everyone around them”, says Steele. “That is why I feel so passionate about the American Cancer Society’s mission. Breast cancer is a community issue and when a community is facing an issue, the only way to fix it is by coming together as a community.” 
Steele took a moment to thank all of the sponsors, supporting businesses and organizations and returning team-leaders. 
One returning team-leader mentioned was survivor, Joani Kruse. Kruse’s first time as a team-leader was last year. She set a goal for her-self of $500.00 Kruse exceeded her goal, reaching a total of $1,598.00! Because of her efforts, 106 people were able to receive rides to and from treatment. Team-leader, Kim Coons, raised $10,337.00, providing 206 nights of free lodging at Hope Lodge Facility to patients who needed it. 
Team-leader, Karen Monts has been walking with Making Strides for eight years. Last year, Monts raised a total of $14,938.00. Monts fundraising served towards helping 149 woman feel confident during treatment. 149 woman who could now attend the ‘Look Good Feel Better’ workshops. A program focused on raising self-confidence and a sense of security for woman facing appearance related side effects of cancer. 
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4-H Board at 12:44 PM on 9/1/2016
Start Time: 9/1/2016 12:44:00 PM
End Time: 12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
4-H Board meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the Exhibit Hall. They are open to the public.
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PAL GROUP at 7:40 AM on 10/21/2016
Start Time: 10/21/2016 7:40:00 AM
PALGROUP,--Parents of Addicted Loved Ones”—is a national organization for parents, family members, and significant others who have loved ones who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The primary goal of PAL is to provide hope through education and support for parents, family members, and others who dealing with addicted loved ones. Each week there is an educational component that informs participants about addiction and issues related to addiction. There is also a portion for discussion and sharing of experiences. In addition, Palgroup facilitators, although laypeople who must have an addicted child or significant other in order to serve as such, are trained to facilitate the meetings. Every four to six weeks, a professional addiction counselor or social worker will be invited to speak on a relevant topic or issue.
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