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Keedysville farm family donates $2,500 prize to breast cancer group

Price family is county winner of gift from Monsanto Fund to be donated to nonprofit of choice

March 23, 2012
  • From left, Monda Sagalkin, BCA-CV board president; Renee Cromwell, Wendy Price's mother; Wendy Price; Dale Price; Nina Price (daughter); and Joan Fell, BCA-CV executive director, met recently as the Price family donated its $2,500 winnings to the nonprofit.
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Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can take advantage of a free wig bank program offered through Breast Cancer Awareness — Cumberland Valley.

Thanks to one local farmer family and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, BCA-CV can continue to provide that support to all patients.

Grow Communities gave farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.

The Dale Price family of Keedysville was the winner in Washington County. They recognized the importance of supporting breast cancer victims and directed the $2,500 donation to BCA-CV.

“Wendy and I understand the valuable information and emotional support provided to cancer victims by this fine organization,” Dale Price said. “We are thrilled to direct these funds to BCA-CV that helps all women in Washington and surrounding counties.”

“The thought of losing your hair is second only to hearing the words ‘You have cancer,’” said Joan Fell, executive director of BCA-CV.

“Our nonprofit has focused on developing and providing free, comprehensive, early detection and after diagnosis support programs. I’d like to thank Monsanto Fund for their generous support.”

In a ceremony March 13 at the BCA-CV office, the Price family got the chance to present BCA-CV with the $2,500 donation.

Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities:

• Farmers in 1,245 eligible counties have the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organizations.

• The Monsanto Fund has invested more than $3.1 million to rural communities this year alone.

• More than $35,000 in total has been donated to nonprofits in Maryland.

• A list of all winners and more information can be found at  www.grow communities.com.

“I think it’s great that Grow Communities is supporting small towns that are in need of a lot more funding,” Dale Price said.

Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to invest in farm communities such as Washington County.

It aims to highlight the important contributions farmers such as Price make every day to society.

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Co., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Co. employees live and work.

For more information, go to www.monsantofund.org.

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