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breast cancer

Survivor fashion show to feature dressing for life

The third annual Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist association building on Highway 334. (October 19, 2011, Page 5)

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    Women of all ages find strength in group exercise

    Kendall Gregory offers women a place to workout and get healthy in an open, diverse and women-only atmosphere. (June 10, 2011, Page 1B)

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      First-time fundraisers succeed

      While the country gradually bounces back from the recession, local community members have proven that the needs of the many sometimes do outweigh the needs of the few. (November 10, 2010, Page 3)

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        Fashion show to celebrate surviving breast cancer

        LaVera Hodges is now cancer free and taking life one day at a time. To help other survivors feel as good as she does, she is holding the second “Struttin’ Pretty in Pink” breast cancer fashion show to raise awareness and donations as well as give survivors a chance to simply feel pretty.

        The fashion show will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist association building off Highway 334.

        The models will be survivors, current cancer patients and family and friends of those dealing with cancer. (October 29, 2010, Page 11A)

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          Fun run to benefit breast cancer patients

          The Pink Dress Run will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Square. Registration is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the run which will begin at the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard and end at the Square. And of course, participants are asked to wear pink.

          Registration fees will give participants a pink VIP band that allows them to take advantage of several post-race discounts at participating Square businesses.

          For more information on how to register for the run or participate as a sponsor, visit pinkdressrun.com or call Ott at 801-6922 or send an e-mail to valorie_ott@bellsouth.net or williamhwatts@gmail.com. (October 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Walk, race honors UM Counseling Center director

            Dr. Jean Jones lost her battle with breast cancer more than 12 years ago, but her memory still drives those who knew her — or know of her spirit — to honor her memory by raising funds to help others win the fight against cancer. The fundraising event, the Jean Jones Walk/Run for Cancer, is just around the corner on April 10. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

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              Breast cancer support

              The Reach for Recovery support group meets the first Monday of each month at Azalea Gardens. Most of the members, about 30, attend the meetings to socialize and receive education through written materials and guest speakers. About five members are “visitors,” who are trained and certified through the American Cancer Society to visit or call new cancer patients. Each meeting begins with a potluck supper. (March 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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