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Cancer Survivors, Caregivers enjoy dinner and music

| April 26, 2013
250 guests enjoyed foot tappin’ blue grass music provided by Chestnut Ridge and a delicious dinner prepared and served by members of Keene United Methodist Church at the annual cancer survivor and caregiver’s dinner held at the Lake Park Pavilion on Thursday evening, April 25. Several prizes were given out to survivors with the longest and most recent bout with cancer. Pictured are Heather Jamison, who coordinated the event, Rose Shortt, a 54 year survivor, Becki Guinther, a 12 year survivor who just had a surgery two weeks ago and Chelsea Edwards, of the American Cancer Society Zanesville office. Shortt said of the event, “I’m always glad to come and see the fighters”, and Guinther added, “This is wonderful”.

250 guests enjoyed foot tappin’ blue grass music provided by Chestnut Ridge and a delicious dinner prepared and served by members of Keene United Methodist Church at the annual cancer survivor and caregiver’s dinner held at the Lake Park Pavilion on Thursday evening, April 25. Several prizes were given out to survivors with the longest and most recent bout with cancer. Pictured are Heather Jamison, who coordinated the event, Rose Shortt, a 54 year survivor, Becki Guinther, a 12 year survivor who just had a surgery two weeks ago and Chelsea Edwards, of the American Cancer Society Zanesville office. Shortt said of the event, “I’m always glad to come and see the fighters”, and Guinther added, “This is wonderful”.

COSHOCTON – Two hundred fifty guests enjoyed foot tappin’ blue grass music provided by Chestnut Ridge and a delicious dinner prepared and served by members of Keene United Methodist Church at the annual cancer survivor and caregiver’s dinner held at the Lake Park Pavilion on Thursday evening, April 25.

Heather Jamison, who coordinated the event, said, “I think it’s important to have this event, all of these survivors. This is why we Relay, for all of them, their caregivers and their families and all that they’ve been through. We just want to show them our gratitude and our support for what they’ve been through and for all they’ve done.”

Jamison said she wanted to thank, “Keene Church for their wonderful food, they catered this whole thing for us. We had so many committee members that came out and donated cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, just all kinds of desserts. I want to thank our ACS staff partner, Chelsea Edwards, without her I don’t where I would have been today. And we want to thank the band, Chestnut Ridge for coming out and donating their time playing tonight, giving a great performance.”

Jamison said about the meaning of the event to survivors, “I think it means hope. That all of these people come out and support them and show their hope that one day there will be a cure and we can all see it and we won’t have to keep doing this.”

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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