PRESENTATION BY THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ON THE MAKING STRIDES CAMPAIGN
Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing item into the record.
Commissioner Heyman presented the foregoing citizen’s presentation and noted that she was a cancer survivor along with Commissioner Sosa and others in this community.
Ms. Lily Machado, Past Chair of the American Cancer Society, appeared before the Board and thanked the Board, the County Mayor, and the County Manager for their support for the American Cancer Society on the Making Strides Campaign. She expressed special thanks to Commissioners Sosa, Heyman and Sorenson for their support as cancer survivors. In addition, she thanked Ms. Alina Hudak, Assistant County Manager, for her cooperation along with other County staff, and presented a token of appreciation to the Board. Ms. Machado noted the need to continue increasing the awareness of breast cancer in this community.
Ms. Deborah Strocheck (phonetic), an 11-year breast cancer survivor, appeared before the Board, and noted that she served on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society in Miami-Dade County. She informed the Board members of the 9th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Miami-Dade event scheduled for October 3, 2009, at Bayfront Park. She introduced Ms. Lourdes Leon, Sr. Vice-President of Service, Leon Medical Center, and Co-Chair of this year’s Making Strides event, and Mr. Dan Curtain, husband of the late Ms. Debbie Curtain, who were present as well.
Ms. Lourdes Leon, as Co-Chair with her mother who was a breast cancer survivor appeared before the Board and asked the Board for its support.
Commissioners Heyman, Sosa, Sorenson and Seijas spoke in support of the American Cancer Society and its cause to bring awareness to cancer.
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