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by Kim Riggs

This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We all have been touched by cancer in some way, either through family or a friend or co-worker. It forever changes us.

To be a survivor of cancer is a testament in itself. Kathy Eghion and her daughter Adrienne walked three miles this weekend in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk for a cure. Kathy has had breast cancer, and as a six-year survivor, she knows all too well the toll it takes.

On Tuesday, Carson-Tahoe Hospital have a seminar on breast cancer, “So You Found a Lump. Now What?” Speakers will review new technology concerning genetic counseling, and pathologists will give insight on breast cancer awareness.

This month is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tonight at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, the Carson Valley Soroptimists will hold its sixth annual candle vigil for victims of domestic violence. Soroptimist International of Carson Valley and Family Support Council of Douglas County will release 20 doves symbolizing freedom for victims. It is a very emotional and moving event. Wear your purple ribbons and bring your prayers.

Last week, Kiwanis of Carson City elected and installed Mike Crossley as president. Kiwanis members are fund-raising with a golf tournament to help students in Carson High School’s Vocational Education Programs. The money will go directly to a graduate who is planning to attend college in a vocational field, such as welding, automotive or culinary arts.

Carson High School basketball’s Sixth Man Booster Club fund-raiser includes food and drinks. The annual Beer and Brats’ silent auction will offer two tickets to the “Big Game” — Cal Fullerton vs. Stanford — on Nov. 22 with parking pass included. Support the CHS basketball teams and call to purchase a ticket from any coach or athlete.

Who: Soroptimist International of Carson Valley sixth Annual “Day of Unity” candlelight walk and vigil

When: 6:45 p.m. Monday

Where: Pavilion at Lampe Park, 1327 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville

What: Candlelight walk from the park to the Family Support Council of Douglas County’s parking area for a commemorative program with Lori Fralick, domestic violence ombudsman for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office as keynote speaker. Others on the program include Karen Edwards, executive director of Family Support Council of Douglas County; Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini; John Amundson, Purple Ribbon Coalition; and a victim of domestic violence.

Cost: Free

Call: Liz Bricker 265-3539 or fax to 265-7278.

Who: Carson-Tahoe Hospital breast cancer seminar

When: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday

What: ” So You Found a Lump. Now What?” seminar with professional in the field of breast cancer focusing on new technology.

Where: The summit room in the middle of the parking lot

Cost: Free

Call: Carla, Cancer Outreach, 886-7477

Who: Kiwanis of Carson City

When: 9 a.m. shotgun start Saturday

What: Golf tournament with barbecue lunch.

Where: Silver Oak Golf Course

Cost: $75

Benefits: Funds go to Carson High School’s vocational education students.

Call: Pat Gaskill at 827-0555

Who: Sixth Man Beer and Bratwursts

When: 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 25

Where: Carson Station Rotisserie Grill

What: Sixth Man Booster Club presents a night of beer and bratwurst. Plus a silent auction with wine, sports tickets, dinner, movie passes and more.

Cost: $25, limited seating; call early

Call: Bruce Barnes or Carlos Mendeguia 283-1695

Benefits: CHS Basketball Program

A special Thank you to Janice and Robert Thomas for sending a check to help children receive new shoes for school. Janice and some a friends decided to celebrate their birthdays by contributing to worthy cause, rather then exchanging gifts.

Contact me at:kimriggs@att.net.