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Between Women luncheon, fashion show slated for Saturday

September 28, 2001|By DORA DEPAOLI, Staff Writer

HOLTVILLE — Between Women is sponsoring a luncheon and fashion show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort near here.

The focus of the luncheon is cancer survivors.

This is the fifth annual luncheon presented by Between Women, the local Y-me National Breast Cancer Organization.

Although a relatively small organization, Between Women accomplishes a great deal. In addition to the yearly luncheon, the group puts on cancer workshops in local churches. A "Comadre" program geared toward Latino woman in the intimacy of their homes with friends and family has been effective. The group also has started going into the fields to educate women. A program aimed at teens is offered at local high schools.

The guest speaker will be Denise Rogers of El Centro. Her talk will be geared to how the community can help cancer patients through the crisis of their journey.

According to Linda Cady, Between Women coordinator, many men and women have asked her what they can do for cancer patients.

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"There are so many little things like taking someone's kids to a ball game," Cady said.

Cancer survivors will model fashions by Debbie's Western Wear of Brawley. The show will be choreographed by Gloria Brister. Entertainment will be provided by Cecile Richmond.

The $25 tickets may be purchased in advance at the Hair Inn in El Centro or the Hair Affair in Brawley or by calling Cady at 344-4012 or 344-5019. Tickets will be available at the door for $30, with 100 percent of the funds raised used to support programs locally.

The luncheon is sponsored by Amgen, Astra Zeneca, J.M. DeForest Inc., Donald M. Ehman, M.D., El Centro Regional Medical Center, Charles Humphrey, M.D., Imperial Irrigation District, Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group, Imperial Valley Women's Clinic, Kalin Farms, Kestutis Kuraitis, M.D., Open MRI, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, Rain for Rent and Valley Independent Bank.

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