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Patients create art for the Northern Indiana Race for a Cure

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Sherry Chandlar, cancer survivor, got her last Chemo treatment on Thursday, and made this ladybug for the Race for the Cure. Sherry Chandlar, cancer survivor, got her last Chemo treatment on Thursday, and made this ladybug for the Race for the Cure.
Breast cancer survivors and health care workers spent Thursday creating art to those fighting cancer and memorialize those that have passed.    Patients and staff from Michiana Hematology Oncology decorated plastic ladybug cutouts to go on display at the Northern Indiana Race For the Cure.Patients and staff from Michiana Hematology Oncology decorated plastic ladybug cutouts to go on display at the Northern Indiana Race for the Cure.

Race for the Cure is Saturday, June 14 at Potawatomi Park. The ladybugs will be displayed at a special "Garden."  This is the second year for The Garden which is part of the Susan G. Komen Foundation "Get Bugged About Breast Cancer" campaign. 

Race for the Cure is the Foundation's largest fundraising event for the year.  Seventy-five percent of money raised at Race for the Cure stays in Northern Indiana, while the rest is used for research.  Executive Director Sheri Miller Story says since its inception in 2006, the Northern Indiana chapter has given more than $880,000 to local organizations and $310,000 to research in the fight against breast cancer.

Miller Story wants to remind everyone how important research and early diagnosis can be for women.  One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, Miller Story says, but with 2.6 million people, their are more breast cancer survivors in the United States than any other group of cancer survivors.

If you would like to be a part of the Race for a Cure, you can register on the Northern Indiana Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation website.
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