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Survivors celebrate life

Linda Fankhauser

Linda Fankhauser crossing the finish line at last year's "Race for the Cure."

Celebration of Life The local celebration of National Cancer Survivors's Day will be held June 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Redhook Ale Brewery in Woodinville. The Celebration of Life is a free event for cancer survivors and their families and friends.
   The day will feature an art display by survivor Pamela Hill, door prizes, a roving magician, a balloon maker, a T'ai Chi Chih demonstration, and healing art.
   Also, survivors will share their stories, and the second DeShazo Award will be presented. Claude DeShazo, M.D. will honor a cancer survivor who has been an inspiration and help to other survivors.
   This year's recipient will be Linda Fankhauser, a former resident of Woodinville. A breast cancer survivor, Fankhauser has used her experience to help other women as a volunteer with support groups, as an educator helping women improve their breast health, and as an advocate for those battling breast cancer.
   As a member of the Eastside Breast Health Partnership, she helped acquire four breast cancer screening sites for low-income women on the Eastside and spearheaded development of a comprehensive resource guide to be used by women statewide when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. For information, call 899-2264.