To the Readers' Forum:
On behalf of Team Golden Girls, we would like to thank the Jamestown community for their support of our year-long fundraising efforts for breast cancer awareness and research. Team Golden Girls is a group of walkers (four from the Jamestown area and six from Morgantown, W.Va.) who participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on May 4 and 5 in Washington, D.C. The two major fundraisers that were held in this area were ''The Sit-In'' in October outside of Friendly's restaurant and ''The Every Little Black Dress Needs a Pink Ribbon Gala'' held in March in the Jamestown Gateway Railroad Station. The success we had with these events is a direct result of the compassionate and generous community in which we live.
Tony Sabino, manager of Friendly's, could have been ''friendlier'' and Lee Harkness of the Jamestown Gateway Railroad Station couldn't have been easier to work with. Both are assets to this community. The support we received from The Diamond Cafe, 3 C's Caterers, Payne's Pantry, B & B Caterers, Chef to Go, Coach's Inn, Elegant Edibles, Roberto's, Jones' Bakery and Cafe, Girton's Florist, Carlson's Jewelry and Clair's Boutique was touching to say the least. Please support your local businesses!
Our entertainers, Crosswinds (Amy and John Cross) and Serendipity were ... amazing. We were also supported by local artists who generously offered to style the models' hair. The models for the fashion show (all breast cancer survivors) brought the house down. We are grateful for the many volunteers and workers who gave so generously of their time and energy and of course, to the many individuals who attended these events or sent personal donations.
Because of all of you, these two events raised over $23,000. Add that to the the successful fundraising held in West Virginia and Team Golden Girls raised over $30,000 towards breast cancer research, making us one of the top 10 fundraising teams participating in the Washington, D.C. walk!
Thank you! You have helped to find a cure ... and there will be a cure ... maybe not in our lifetime, but hopefully in the lifetime of our grandchildren.
Irene N. Terreberry