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Courageous Cancer Survivors Honored at Intergraph(R) Garden of Hope
Date:5/14/2009

husband and father of three who hopes his fight with prostate cancer will encourage others to become more proactive about their health; and Nancy Wallis, whose fight with the "silent killer" ovarian cancer further reinforced her faith.

"The word 'cancer' is one that invokes fear in the heart of every person here today," said Intergraph Chairman, President and CEO Halsey Wise, who introduced the honorees at the dedication. "However, today's show of unity at the Garden of Hope proves that we can stand together, fight back and celebrate life in the face of this terrible disease."

The first Garden of Hope dedication was held in 2006 when Intergraph and the Huntsville Botanical Garden collaborated to create a meaningful sanctuary where cancer patients and their families could artistically express their individual journeys with cancer. Each spacious, personal garden is designed and planted entirely by the honoree, with help from family, friends and Intergraph volunteers, to represent the honoree's personal battle against the disease. The Garden of Hope holds one planting in the spring and another in the fall each year and continues to stand as a unique symbol of determination, solidarity and hope.

Spring 2009 Intergraph Garden of Hope Honorees:

Wayne Hamlin

Wayne Hamlin's cancer story is a recent one. In September 2008, during a routine check-up, doctors discovered Wayne had prostate cancer. His Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels had been consistently high for about a year, and biopsies further confirmed his diagnosis. Wayne's next step was to determine how best to treat his cancer. Prostate cancer has many treatment options - radiation, seed implants, hormone treatments, and surgery - but this plethora of choices makes the path of treatment a very personal decision for each individual. After conducting considerable research and consulting with oncologists and u
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