Breast Care Alliance 5K raises record amount

May 07, 2002

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance's fifth annual 5K Walk/Run Saturday in Chambersburg raised a record $4,000 for the nonprofit organization.

"It was very successful. There were about 450 people there," said Sharon Brosious, president and founder of the alliance. "Every year it just grows and grows."

Brosious said the sunny skies Saturday probably helped with the turnout.

She said the funds will go toward the alliance's programs, including providing preventative health education to women, working with newly diagnosed patients and its mammogram program.

All donations are used locally, she said.

Participants, including many breast cancer survivors, walked and ran in memory of friends or relatives who lost their battles with cancer or in honor of someone fighting cancer.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Shook Home and The Quarters is searching for new members for its auxiliary.

The auxiliary is active and searching for people who wish to assist The Shook Home by providing volunteers, creating community awareness and helping with fund-raising efforts.

The Shook Home invites you to its monthly meetings, which are the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Annual dues are $5.

For more information, call Barb Selman at 717-264-6815, ext. 273.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Cumberland Valley Civil War Round Table will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. May 14, at the Gateway Gallery, 643 Kriner Road.

The speaker will be Karlton D. Smith, president of the group. He will speak on the care of the wounded after the Battle of Gettysburg, which will tie in with the Round Table's May 18 bus trip retracing the Confederate retreat after the battle.

Smith is a Franklin County, Pa., native and a park ranger/historian at Gettysburg National Military Park.

The public is invited to the meeting. There is no charge for first time attendees.

For more information, call 717-263-8053.

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