of the Angel Medical Center Outpatient Department and a member of the Relay for Life committee, said that, "no matter how long it has been, every patient is a survivor from the moment they receive their diagnosis because that is when they begin fighting. "The guest speaker for the evening was Kaye Rickman, a six year survivor of breast cancer. Rickman is a native of Macon County and is a member of Cowee Baptist Church. She first had to deal with Adidas Originals Gazelle Og Trainers Burgundy
Event Coordinator Phyllis Castle said that the dinner was just one way of honoring the people whose lives have been touched by cancer. She said that usually 250 300 people attend these events. There were a diverse group of survivors at Friday's dinner. Some had found out about having cancer as early as three months ago and then there were some that had survived cancer for more than 40 years. Theresa Wilkes, part Adidas Gazelle Og Blue White Womens Trainers
pes of preventing crashes and saving lives. Macon County law enforcement joined agencies across the state with added patrol and checkpoints set up to keep the roads safe. "We have an obligation to utilize every tool available to keep our community safe and checkpoints are one of those tools that help keep drunk drivers off our area roadways," said Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2009 2013, nearly 500 drunk drivers died in Labor Day vehicle crashes across the country. During the 2013 Labor Day holiday alone, almost half of the 18 to 34 year old drivers killed in crashes were drunk. But the drivers are not the only ones who lose their lives. Macon County educators and public education supporters filled the commissioner's boardroom of the courthouse to capacity Tuesday night for the monthly board meeting to urge commissioners to stand up to state legislators. Leading the charge was the Western North Carolina NCAE (North Carolina Association of Educators) Legislative Director and Macon County educator John deVille. DeVille met with educators prior to the meeting and organized the rally that featured more than three dozen teachers sporting "We Love Public Education" shirts. "How'd you come through it?" is shorthand for folks on the Gulf Coast.
No one asks what "it" is. People know "it" means Hurricane Katrina. People share if they lost anyone, the height of the water where they lived and how they survived. While some people were home within a year of Hurricane Katrina, for many it took years. There are still people not back in their homes. Damaged communities have been a day in, day out reality for tens of thousands of people for nearly 4,000 days, yet it seems to make the news largely on the anniversary, Aug. 29. This year, at the milestone of ten years, there was more than the usual news coverage. The 11th annual Relay for Life Cancer Survivor's Dinner was held Friday, May 20, at the Cowee Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
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