Breast Cancer Awareness Month; today's featured survivor: William John Harris Jr.

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009

Age: 79.

Juneau resident: 43 years, left Juneau in 1971.

Family: His grandfather was Richard Harris, the co-founder of Juneau. Sons, John Harris, 49, and Walter Harris, 47, both of Anchorage.

Hobbies: Fishing captain.

Occupation: Retired, Alaska Native Medical Center, 26 years federal service.

Kind: Colon cancer.

Years surviving: Four years.

Diagnosed: November 2005.

Quote: "Be close to family and friends."

• To be featured as a cancer survivor during the month of October, contact Neighbors editor Kim Andree at 523-2272 or

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