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Cancer fund-raisers: As a two-time cancer survivor, I’m a sucker for anything that helps this cause. It seems the disease touches so many people these days. Anyway, Cathy Anderson-Meyers (you may remember the name since she is the venerable force behind the Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Triathlon) has started a group called Team Survivor Sierra. The purpose of the group is to get cancer survivors, and those going through treatment, some exercise buddies as a way to get healthy. They train together, hike together, and participate in various events together. And, you don’t have to be super athletic – there are events and walks that anyone could take part in. This is a long way of saying there are two events coming up you readers may want to participate in. The first is July 27, a Tuesday night, and it’s a dinner at The Owl in Grass Valley. Anyone who eats – or drinks – at The Owl that night will have 10 percent of what they spend donated to Team Survivor Sierra. This is an easy way to spend an evening eating a nice dinner and knowing you’re contributing to a good cause. Owner John Soares is very generous to provide these fund-raising dinners.

The second event is two days later, Thursday, July 29. The Sacramento Monarchs (women’s awesome basketball team) will play the Los Angeles Sparks at Arco Arena. Sutter Home Winery will donate 50 cents for every person in attendance and $1 for every glass of wine sold for breast cancer causes. In addition, breast cancer survivors will receive a pink T-shirt and a gift, and will be honored at halftime in a special recognition ceremony. Tickets cost from $8 to $32.50 and can be obtained by calling Carrie Cammack at (916) 928-3684. She can also be reached at cammack@arcoarena.com via e-mail.

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Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at dixier@theunion.com, or by fax at 477-4292.


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