Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2003

...for the support.

The Brown family is entirely grateful for your wonderful stories on Charlotte. A miracle may be in the works. Mike Race, President of Shriner Club spoke with Jason Brown, Charlotte's father. He said that the Shriners have been reading all material on Charlotte in the Juneau Empire and that they want to help. They want to have tests run on Charlotte and if the tests come out the way they think they will, then they believe she will walk again and are willing to put this money up. God does work in mysterious ways.

Her nieces continually show their love and faith in Charlotte, and are always saying things to her like "When you walk again, this is where we will go," or "this is what we will do."

Her mother Audrey said she just gave up telling them that she would not walk again and always looks up saying quietly, "Lord, they must know something I don't. Please listen to them." Beatrice, her grandmother believes in the power of prayer and on behalf of the entire family wants to say, "God Bless You."

Jason extends his appreciation to the community in all your donations for the "Alaska Glitter Girls." He is trying to get enough donations for their invitation to the Anchorage Folk Festival and even if he doesn't, will use what donations he has to save for another trip.

Hopefully, Charlotte will be recognized for the "Yes, I Can" Award that was submitted for exceptional children. Twenty-seven children will be selected at a special ceremony in New York. We welcome any requests from you to have the girls perform for you by calling 463-1507 or 209-2779. Thank you all again.

The Brown family

...for the help.

The 2002 Women's Health Forum was an astounding success. More than 300 attendees enjoyed a delicious free healthful lunch and received information on staying healthy and growing wise. This years guest speakers were Dr. Julie Gralow, University of Washington Breast Oncologist and Dr. Carolyn Brown, OB/GYN and State of Alaska Medical Officer. Dr. Gralow spoke of cancer prevention and treatment. Dr. Brown presented information on hormone replacement therapy and strategies for health. Thank you to all the agencies and individuals who had a hand in making the Forum a fun and informative event. Southeast Alaska Cancer and Wellness Foundation: Ruth Johnson, president and Pat Yearty, treasurer. SEARHC: Event Co-Chair Maureen Longworth, Joni Leet, Lee Draper, Judy Neary, Lynda Koski, Karen Loverink RN, Kathy Capacci, Susan Hennon, Donna Hephinger, and Grace Lefthand-Hennings. Bartlett Regional Hospital and Bartlett Foundation: Linda Wild, Marijo Toner, Paula McMeen, Bob Chatfield, Cardiac Rehab, Margo Roberts and Bob Valliant Bartlett Administrator. Alaska Women's Run; State of Alaska Division of Public Health: Karen Pearson, Nan Lathrop, Alice Walters Injury Prevention, Doreen Stangel, Ellen Moore PHN; Alaska Health Fairs, Inc Valerie O'Hare; PEO Chapter D: Bev Kelton, Beth Belflower, Gertrude Dean, Gillian Hayes, Shirley Kaltenbach, Phyllis Kirkpatrik, Geri McLeod, Jan McPheters, Neala Pierce, Pat Reifenstein, Laurel Stone, Bobi Trani, Edna Williams, Linda Koken. Chocolate Lily Floral and Gifts; Susan's Hallmark; Silverbow Bakery; Sitka Beverage Company; Peeramid Beads; Wells Fargo Bank; Curves' Charlene Schrader; Juneau Urgent Care; Rainbow Foods; Alaska Club-JRC; Fiddlehead/DiSopra Restaurant; Annie Kaill's. Members of the Juneau Community: Event Co-Chair Mary Diven, Bobbi Reyes and the Native Women's Cancer Support Group, Sylvia Montero, Helen Sarabia, Christina Kennedy, the DIPAC breast cancer support group, Helen Abbott-Watkins, Mike Sakarias, Claire Richardson, Sharon Gaiptman, Kate Coleman, Emily Kane ND, AWARE's Cyd Boyer and Iola Young, Ann Tuer-Olson, Southeast Senior Services' Jill Sandleben, Gail Perez and Janet Lumiansky, Liana Painter, Lida Travis , RD, , Sharon Fisher MD, Sandra Tatro, MD, Lucy Carrillo, and all who made the 2002 Women's Health Forum a success.

Doreen Stangel

Denali KidCare Outreach Specialist for Southeast Alaska

...for the hard work.

Princess Cruises and Alaska Airlines congratulate Tina Lee, the tournament committee, the Fast Break Club, the Rebounders Club, and JDHS for their part in putting on another successful holiday basketball tournament. Congratulations as well, to all of the participating players, coaches, and parents of the home and visiting teams and the volunteers and the referees who worked at the tournament.

All who attended enjoyed good basketball, and also had the opportunity to watch the Juneau Jumpers and the JDHS Dance and Drill teams perform. Thank you.

Princess Cruises and Alaska Airlines are both proud to be associated with this great Juneau event.

Lori Sevier - Alaska Airlines

Kirby Day - Princess Cruises

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