By KATE COLEMAN
Thursday, Oct. 1, marks the beginning of the annual observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
It also is the first anniversary of the day Del. Louise V. Snodgrass was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Snodgrass, a Republican who represents voters in Frederick and Washington counties, was preparing to speak about breast cancer awareness to Women in the Wind, the local chapter of a women's motorcycle association.The group's 1997 motorcycle rally raised $1,900 in Frederick County, bringing the statewide total to $8,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
In preparing her program, Snodgrass, 55, realized she was more than a year overdue for her annual mammogram. Not wanting to preach what she was late in practicing, she scheduled the mammogram.