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Winners Selected as Beautiful Warriors by Ford Warriors in Pink and Reader's Digest for Exemplifying the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Date:10/31/2008

commitment and support to those engaged in the battle against the disease."

"We are proud to join with Ford's Warriors in Pink to celebrate the strength and determination of these 'Beautiful Warriors,'" said Elaine Alimonti, Vice President, Marketing and Sales Development/ RD Community. "All the women whose stories were shared with us through this contest are tough fighters. Their embrace of life -- and the struggle sometimes required -- is truly an inspiration to us all."

The following are excerpts from all three nomination entries:

Kathy Miler's entry (nominated by her mother, Rose DuHoux):

"I nominate my daughter, Kathy Miller, of Woodbury, Minn. She was 34 when she discovered her breast cancer, stage 4. She had a double mastectomy and lymph node removal. She had an eight month old, a 2 year old and a 4 year old Autistic son. She endured 16 months of weekly chemo and 6 weeks of Mon-Fri radiation. During this time she continued with her daily housework and her quest to better her Autistic son's chances with education and worked to help him adjust to a strange world."

Carol Walker's entry (nominated by her longtime friend, Renee Wolfe):

"This is about my dearest friend, Carol Walker. We've known each other since 1961 and have shared so many life events. After numerous tests and surgery, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 1990. When Carol, who lives in Houston, TX, found out, she took the next flight to Atlanta, GA and spent long hours with me at the hospital. When I came home, she cooked, took me to the doctor and ran errands. She was an angel."

Beth Addington Muench's entry (nominated by her husband, Andrew Muench):

"My wife became a warrior in Aug. 2000, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was followed by a mastectomy. In 2003, she became an "exalted warrior", when she had a recurrence, followed by chemo/radiation. The enemy of fear hung over our clan like a storm cloud. As a young w
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