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May 2013
N EWSLETTER
WomenSupportingWomen.org
Get Ready for the New You!
FREE Class for Survivors
Sue Revelle
Executive Director
One thing that I often find with survivors just out of treatment
is that they are at a loss for what to do next. For a long time,
their lives are dictated and directed by a devastating
diagnosis, and the multitude of doctors and healthcare
professionals who help treat them. But what happens when
treatment is done?
You start fresh by rebuilding a strong immune system.
With help of a grant from the REACH (Remind-Eat-Act-Care-about Health)
Project through Community Health Charities, Maryland, we will be offering
survivors the opportunity to participate in a healthy lifestyle class called
“Cooking For the New Me!” This four-class series will assist survivors with
taking control of their lifestyle choices in relation to food and nutrition.
More information on these classes can be found on page 5 of this newsletter,
as well as information on registering. Please keep in mind that in order to give
the best and most personalized information, the class sizes will be kept small.
Registration will be accepted on a first come - first served basis, so be sure to
sign up quickly.
I’ve been looking forward to offering survivors this opportunity to take action…
To take control of their choices and start fresh with a healthier lifestyle. Finally,
we are ready, and I couldn’t be more excited to offer this opportunity.
Have a great month!
- Sue
M AY 2013
Women
Supporting
Women
2012 - 2013
Board of
Directors
Penny Bradford
(President)
Mary Doak
(Vice President)
Tina Nichols
(Secretary)
Brenda Hearn
(Treasurer)
Billye Sarbanes
(Past President)
Sue Revelle
(Executive Director)
Colleen Brewington
Ruth Clendaniel
Dean Coffelt
Keisha Evans
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will
always find forgiveness.
~ Honore de Balzac
Mailing of this newsletter was made possible by a grant from the Quality Health Foundation.
Janis Foley
Judy Herman
Cindy Lunsford
Nancy Marasco
Gary McCabe
Mike Purkey
Source: Coping Magazine, September/October 2012, Page 11
MEDICAL NEWS
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Peninsula Regional Offers Free Clinical Breast Exams in May
The Breast Center at Peninsula Regional’s Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute is offering one of the best gifts any woman
will receive for Mother’s Day: the opportunity for a free clinical breast exam.
Women who have had breast cancer know that early detection is the best way to make sure that the best possible treatment
options and outlook are available. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancers found during screening exams
are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast — important factors in predicting the prognosis of a woman
with this disease.
So bring your mother, sister or best friend and join them for a clinical breast exam
and education to perform self-breast exams. Speak to clinicians about your
questions or concerns and have them answered, woman to woman.
There are two opportunities for the free exams: Thursday, May 9 and Thursday,
May 16, from 3-6 p.m. each day. Screenings will be held at the Breast Center at
Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in
Salisbury. To register for a free clinical breast exam, call 410-543-7006.
Mammograms are important! In honor of
Mother’s Day, call a special woman in your life
to remind her to get her annual mammogram.
Ask her to pass the message on...
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Source: Coping Magazine, January/February 2013, Page 13
NUTRITIONAL UPDATE
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100% Fruit “Cake”
Source: allrecipes.com
Ingredients:
Directions:

1 seedless watermelon

1 honeydew
melon - seeded,
peeled, and
sliced
1. To create the base tier of the cake, cut 3 slices of
watermelon, 1-2 inches thick, crossways through
the center of the melon. Trim the rind from the
watermelon slices, and place the largest slice
onto a cake plate.

1 cantaloupe seeded, peeled,
and sliced

1 fresh
pineapple peeled, cored,
and sliced

2 cups
strawberries hulled and sliced

1 cup
blueberries
2. Alternate layering slices of cantaloupe, slices of
fresh pineapple, slices of honeydew, and sliced
strawberries; repeating with smaller pieces of
fruit to make a layered stack in the shape of a
cake.
3. Thinly slice a few pieces of remaining melon and
pineapple. With a cookie cutter or a sharp knife,
cut the remaining slices into decorative shapes.
Decorate the cake tiers with the cut fruit shapes
and remaining berries.
4. Refrigerate until serving time. To serve, slice the
cake with a sharp knife, one wedge at a time,
and set the wedge onto a plate.
Cooking For the New Me!
DAY!
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WSW is partnering with Habanera Farm, Shore
Appliance Connection, and Buddy Chatham to create a
healthy lifestyle program designed to assist breast cancer
survivors in starting to change the way they approach
food. This objective will be met through a series of four
monthly cooking classes using simple recipes addressing
the special nutritional aspects necessary for cancer
survivors. The classes are designed to provide
participants with knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and
habits to create healthy meals within a budget. This is to
be done in a setting where participants can reconnect
with ways of incorporating fresh, local and whole food
ingredients in meals, share the company of those in the
community, and simply enjoy their experience.
Each block of classes will be held at Shore Appliance
Connection in Salisbury at the dates and times listed
below. As the classes are free, space is limited.
Therefore, we ask that you only register if you are plan
to attend all four classes in your chosen block.
Additionally, each class block will arrange a time to
meet with Buddy Chatham to take an instructional tour
of a local grocery store.
If you are a survivor who is interested in having fun,
learning, and making positive lifestyle changes, please
contact the Women Supporting Women Regional Office
at 410-548-7880 to register by May 15!
Mondays
5:30 – 7:00 PM:
Wednesdays
5:30 – 7:00 PM:
Thursdays
5:30 – 7:00 PM:
Saturdays
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM:
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
June 13
July 11
August 15
September 12
June 22
July 27
August 24
September 28
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Source: Coping Magazine, March/April 2013, Page 33
COMPLIMENTARY CARE
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SURVIVOR STORIES
Maura Tierney - Tierney, best known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Abby Lockhart on ER, quit the NBC
series Parenthood to focus on her cancer treatment after having a breast tumor removed in the summer of 2009.
Immediately following her diagnosis, she released a statement saying, "I'm very optimistic as to the outcome and
want to thank everyone who has sent positive thoughts and support. I look forward to going back to work soon."
And work she did: Since her recovery, Tierney, 45, has appeared in a stage production titled North Atlantic, played
Kelly McPhee in the FX show Rescue Me (TV Guide reports her character will be battling cancer in the show’s
upcoming final season), and is slated to star in ABC’s new legal drama, The Whole Truth.
Hota Kotb - As an Emmy-nominated journalist, Kotb has covered a variety of domestic and international stories,
including Hurricane Katrina and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2007 she joined the Today show as a co-host
and currently works alongside Kathy Lee Gifford. After her diagnosis, Kotb, now 46, allowed cameras to track her
treatment and wrote a deeply personal essay with a message to woman fighting breast cancer: “I know you feel like
you’re in hell now, but your life is about to get a whole lot better.” She said she realized that surviving the scariest
event of her life gave her the courage to tackle new challenges she wouldn’t have attempted in the past. “It’s funny
when I think how I owe my job, in part, to cancer,” she said.
Robin Roberts - Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts has racked up many impressive interviews over the
years; she was the first journalist to interview Barack Obama after he was sworn in as president. The newscaster
chose to take on her battle with breast cancer publicly, announcing her diagnosis in 2007 after discovering a lump
during a self-exam at age 46. She has since been an advocate for awareness and early detection. (Last year when a
medical panel recommended that women wait until age 50 to begin routine mammograms, she told Essence she “was
floored.”) Roberts most recently participated in the 2010 Stand Up 2 Cancer fundraising television special.
Betsey Johnson - Johnson is constantly earning attention for her bold fashions and eccentric style. She yelled “Ride
me! Ride me!” from atop a pink bicycle on the catwalk of her New York City runway show earlier this year. But the
60-something designer kept her 1999 breast cancer diagnosis quiet, fearful that the news might negatively impact
her business. Johnson confided only in her daughter, Lulu, after discovering lumps in her breast when one of her
saline implants deflated during a massage. These days, Johnson is doing well following a lumpectomy and radiation - and she has become active in the fight, serving as honorary chairperson for the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer
initiative.
Richard Roundtree - Best known for his role as sex-machine private detective John Shaft in the 1970 film Shaft,
Richard Roundtree is proof that breast cancer affects men, too. Roundtree discovered a lump in his right breast in
1993 and received chemotherapy, radiation treatments and a mastectomy. He has acted in a number of TV shows
and films, including the 2000 Shaft remake, starring Samuel L. Jackson. Roundtree, 68, is now a breast cancer
advocate, working with the advocacy group Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise men's awareness and encourage
early detection. Look for Roundtree in the films Retreat! and This Bitter Earth, out later this year.
Carly Simon - Seventies icon Carly Simon underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer in
October 1997. During her recovery, she wrote the autobiographical album The Bedroom Tapes. Simon's legendary
love life includes (but is by no means limited to) romances with Cat Stevens, Mick Jagger and Warren Beatty, as
well as an 11-year marriage to fellow singer-songwriter James Taylor, with whom she has two children. Simon, 65,
has released more than 25 albums, but her best-known song remains 1973’s "You're So Vain."
Gloria Steinem - Considered one of the original voices of the women’s liberation movement,
Gloria Steinem, a one-time Playboy bunny-turned-feminist activist, founded the legendary women's magazine Ms. in
1972. Despite a breast cancer diagnosis in 1986, she continues to give speeches, write and keep herself heavily
involved in politics. Steinem, now 76, was particularly active in the 2008 presidential election, and her outspoken
editorials on its key players (including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sarah Palin) are merely the latest in a long line of
divisive opinions.
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MEETINGS AND EVENTS
May 1
Knitting Class with Cindy DuBuque
Salisbury Office
12:00 - 2:00 PM
May 2
Survivor Meeting
Salisbury Office
6:30 PM
May 5
High Heel Dash
Salisbury University
1:00 - 3:00 PM
May 28
Celebrity Guest Bartender Night
MoJo’s Urban Eatery
Salisbury, MD
5:00 - 8:00 PM
May 1 - June 4
Bras for a Cause
The Centre at Salisbury
JC Penney Court
June 5
Knitting Class with Cindy DuBuque
Salisbury Office
12:00 - 2:00 PM
June 6
Survivor Meeting
Salisbury Office
6:30 PM
June 15
Grapes Against Breast Cancer
Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery
Vienna, MD
12:00 - 5:00 PM
June 25
Celebrity Guest Bartender Night
MoJo’s Urban Eatery
Salisbury, MD
W ICOMICO C OUNTY C HAPTER N EWS
T HE R EGIONAL O FFICE
1320 B ELMONT A VENUE , S UITE 402
S ALISBURY , M ARYLAND 21804
410-548-7880
W ICOMICO @W OMEN S UPPORTING W OMEN . ORG
O FFICE H OURS: M ONDAY - F RIDAY , 9:00 - 4:00
Spring always flies by so very quickly… Probably because we have so much to do!
Bras for a Cause - May 1 is the Grand Revealing for the 3rd Annual Bras for a Cause event in
the JC Penney court at the Centre at Salisbury. The event will feature uniquely decorated bras
from individual, group, business, and youth categories. They are all counting on votes from the
public to win one of the coveted bra trophies for 2013, so visit the Centre during the month of
May to see all of the amazing entries and support your favorite(s) for only $1 per vote! More
information on page 14
SU High Heel Dash - Inspired by the Worcester County Chapter’s High Heel Race in June,
Salisbury University has decided to create their own High Heel Dash on May 5 from 1:00 - 3:00
PM. The fundraiser is open to the public, so stop by to join the fun. More information on page 9
Celebrity Guest Bartenders - Team Women Supporting Women in this year’s Sea Gull
Century is continuing their fundraising efforts with their monthly Celebrity Guest Bartender
event at MoJo’s Urban Eatery on May 28 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Join in the fun as Dawn Tilghman
and Brad Belicicco serve the supporters. More information on page 9
We are also very excited to be receiving support from Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery!
For every bottle of their Lazy Day Rose purchased, they will donate $1 to Women Supporting
Women. Layton’s Chance wines are carried at the following locations:
Gordy Tiger Mart, Naylor Mill Road - Salisbury
Fruitland Wine Rack, Fruitland
Pitt Stop Beer & Wine, Pittsville
Pizza Boys, Delmar
Countryside Market, Nanticoke Road - Salisbury
Cheers, Salisbury
Wicomico Dispensary, #1 store, Giant Plaza - Salisbury
Last Call Liquors, across from S.U. - Salisbury
Vintage Liquors, Snow Hill Road - Salisbury
Cambridge
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Wicomico County Chapter
Staff Members
Sue Revelle
Executive Director
Marly Lynk
Director of Community Relations
Carlos Mir
Director of Fund Development
Natassia Feather
Office Manager
Terry Beauchamp
Office Volunteer
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The WSW Knitters, led by Cindy DuBuque
has become such a hit that we have had to
change the class day and time! If you are
interested in learning to knit, or a seasoned
knitter just looking for some
company, come join us the first
Wednesday afternoon of
every month from 12:00
to 2:00 starting in May.
You’ll have a ball!
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Sue Todd, Facilitator
May 28
Survivor Meeting
Christ Episcopal Church
601 Church Street
6:30 PM
June 25
Survivor Meeting
Christ Episcopal Church
601 Church Street
6:30 PM
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W ORCESTER C OUNTY C HAPTER N EWS
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
T HE E UNICE S ORIN O FFICE
10026 O LD O CEAN C ITY B OULEVARD , S UITE 4
B ERLIN , M ARYLAND 21811
410-641-2849
May 15
Survivor Meeting
Lymphedema and Massage
Jamie Geise
W ORCESTER @W OMEN S UPPORTING W OMEN . ORG
O FFICE H OURS: T UESDAY - T HURSDAY , 10:00 - 4:00
Lymphedema Massage Therapist
OLD Berlin Office
12:00 - 1:00 PM
June 19
Survivor Meeting
NEW Ocean City Office
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Happy May Day everybody!!!
So far it’s been a wonderful start to spring and summer. There has been a lot of bustling
and creative activity going on with people finishing up and submitting their bras for our
2013 Bras for a Cause event. Now we need everyone’s help in choosing some winners.
Please get out to the Centre at Salisbury in the JC Penney court and vote for your
favorite bra. Votes are only $1.00, so you may vote for several different bras or put a
lot of votes on one bra. The bras will only be on display for the month of May, so get
your vote counted.
We are also very excited to be gearing up for our newest event, the High Heel Race to
be held in downtown Berlin on Friday, June 14. Both men and women are invited to
strut their stuff in their most fabulous high heels for a short 50-yard dash. There will
also be a Destination Station relay race for an exciting team challenge. Trophies will be
awarded for race winners, as well as winners of the best legs and hairiest legs
categories. Registration is open now, and t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who
register by May 15, so sign up at WomenSupportingWomen.org or at Victorian Charm
in Berlin today! More information on page 11
Moving on to even more exciting news… We will be in our new office by the end of
this month! Our new address will be:
Women Supporting Women
Eunice Sorin Office
12216 Ocean Gateway, Unit 1500
Ocean City, MD 21842
It is easy to find, right on Route 50. For those of you that remember, it is where the
Monkey’s Trunk used to be. The exposure is awesome and we will be saving money
that can be better used in our community. There will now also be plenty of parking, so
we hope to see you more often, and hope to have more participation in the support
group meetings.
Speaking of the support group meetings, we have noticed a sharp decline in
participation, and we are currently evaluating their effectiveness. We would welcome
your input regarding dates, times, and subject matter. The goal of Women Supporting
Women is to provide the best possible services for survivors, so we hope that you will
talk with us and let us know the best way to be there for you.
Worcester County Chapter
Staff Members
Please feel free to stop by and check out the new office. We will advise of the date for
the ribbon cutting so that you may come and help us celebrate. I hope you all have a
wonderful Mother’s Day.
Mary Henderson
Coordinator
C U when I C U
Tammy McWilliams
Office Assistant
~Mary
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MEETINGS AND EVENTS
May 16
Survivor Meeting
The Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
Crisfield Office
6:30 PM
May 18
Somerset Walk & Fun Run
Somers Cove Marina
Crisfield, MD
Registration Begins 7:15 AM
Opening Ceremony 8:30 AM
June 20
Survivor Meeting
Crisfield Office
6:30 PM
S OMERSET C OUNTY C HAPTER N EWS
T HE K ATE T AWES O FFICE
609 W EST M AIN S TREET , U NIT 103
C RISFIELD , M ARYLAND 21817
410-968-9131
S OMERSET @W OMEN S UPPORTING W OMEN . ORG
O FFICE H OURS: T UESDAY -W EDNESDAY , 10:00-5:00; T HURSDAY , 10:00-3:00
Happy Memorial Day from the Kate Tawes ladies! We hope that everyone enjoys their holiday
weekend with their family and friends! Enjoy the sun and warmth!!
Please don’t forget to support our upcoming events:
Cinco de Mayo Party - The date is set for May 4th from 6:00 – 11:00 pm at the American
Legion Post 16 in Crisfield. The event is co-sponsored by WSW and the Ladies of American
Legion Auxiliary. Tickets are $20.00 per person or $35.00 per couple and include an unlimited
taco bar with all the fixins, drink, and dessert. Music will be provided by DJ Jeff Scott. We will
have a Mexican theme basket raffle, a 50/50 raffle, and games. A prize will be awarded for the
best Mexican or Western wear. Please come out and enjoy a night of good food, music, and
dancing. All proceeds support the Kate Tawes Somerset Chapter. More information on page 13
Marion Strawberry Festival - We are participating in the Strawberry Festival scheduled
for May 10th and 11th. We will have a booth and we will be selling baked goods. We have some
volunteers who have volunteered to work the booth or donate baked goods, but we are still
looking for donated cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, etc. We will be selling cakes or pies by the
slice or whole. If you can help, please call us ASAP! We really need your help, so please call
today and donate a baked good or volunteer to work the booth for a few hours. Your support
would be truly appreciated!
Please join us in sending
condolences to the family
of Salvador and Theola
Rodriques on the loss of
Theola’s father, Beryl
Whittington. Our thoughts
and prayers are with you
and your family during
this difficult time.
Somerset County Chapter
Staff Members
Linda Wilmer
Coordinator
Paula Holmes
Assistant Coordinator
Monique Welch, RN
Facilitator
6th Annual Somerset Walk / Fun Run for Awareness - The event is scheduled for
Saturday, May 18th at the Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield. Registration is available for
individuals or teams. The cost for all walkers and runners is $20.00. Children 6 and under are
free. The cost includes a t-shirt, lunch, and water (T-shirts will ONLY be guaranteed to those
who registered by April 18th). Your favorite canine companion is also invited to participate for
$5.00. All dogs will receive a bandana, treats, and water. Our Pink Ribbon Boutique will be
there and we will have miscellaneous vendors so you can browse and shop. You can also have
your blood pressure checked for free. We hope that you will come out and support this year’s
walk. Last year we had around 135 participants. Please help us raise this number! We also need
volunteers! If you are interested in being a volunteer or for more information, please call us at
410-968-9131. Special thanks to our walk sponsors: Crisfield Clinic, Crisfield Computers, and
Somers Cove Maria. Thank you for your support! More information on page 13
20th Soft Shell Festival - Our chapter will participate in the Crisfield Soft Shell Festival on
Sunday, May 26th. We will have a table with our Pink Ribbon Boutique. We are looking for
volunteers to work this event so please call us at 410-968-9131 if you are interested in
volunteering.
Bowling Fundraiser - Linda is working with Tommy Fitzpatrick, owner of the Eastern
Shore Lanes in Pocomoke on an upcoming bowling fundraiser in the month of July. We are
still in the process of planning this event so stay tuned for our June newsletter for more info. If
you are a bowler and would like to participate in this event, give us a call at 410-968-9131. We
are also looking for business sponsors for this event. Special thanks to Bill Buttrill of
Annemessex Plumbing for offering to be a sponsor of this event. Thanks Bill! If you would like
to be a sponsor please give us a call.
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Linda has been busy visiting
businesses in the Pocomoke
area…
The next time you are at
Riverside Grill on Market
Street in Pocomoke, be sure
to order a “Flirtini.” The Grill
is donating $1.00 to WSW for
every “Flirtini” they sell.
Thanks Riverside Grill!
Congratulations to Angie Colona
(pictured right), the winner of the Kate
Tawes Somerset Chapter's St. Patrick's
Day Basket Raffle held at the Crisfield
Elks Club. Angie is pictured with Linda
Wilmer, Coordinator of the Chapter.
Many thanks to the Elks for allowing us
to raffle the basket at their club.
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DONOR THANKS
In Memory of
Annie Stevens Wald
Gordon & Teri Christensen
Civic
Crisfield Elks # 1044
Delmar Girls Basketball Team
Individual
Anonymous
Angie Cox
Sandra Eskridge
Claudia Jones
Hanne Nilsson
Jeanann Norman
Ed Otter
Peggy Tawes
Bev Topfer
SPONSORS
Courage
Apple Discount Drugs
Craig’s Drug Store
Richard A. Henson
Cancer Institute
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Rommel Electric, Inc.
and Harley Davidson
Sharp Energy
JOKE OF THE MONTH
Hope
Baxter Enterprises
Herl’s Bath and Tile Solutions
Kitty’s Flowers
Peninsula Imaging
Support
Atlantic Plastic Surgery
Peninsula Plastic Surgery
Pink Ribbon
Third-Party Event Sponsors
Break Time Sports Grill & Pub
In Memory of Kim Scott
Bob & Keisha Evans
Midway Chevrolet GM
Pocomoke, MD
Robin Walter Salon & Day Spa
In Memory of Christine Whaley
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NONPROFIT ORG
PAID
SALISBURY MD
21801
PERMIT NO 146
www.womensupportingwomen.org
1320 Belmont Avenue  Suite 402
Salisbury, MD 21804
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
Our endowment through the
Community Foundation of the
Eastern Shore has reached
$15,975.02
If you wish to contribute to this
fund, please contact our office
for more information.
Thank you!
ATTENTION:
Your name and address are kept confidential.
They are used only to distribute this newsletter.
We will not sell or share your information.
If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, wish to
have it emailed to you, or have any other questions or
concerns, please call our office at 410-548-7880.
WISH LIST
If you happen to have any of the following
that you are not using, we would greatly
appreciate your donation:
 Bookcase for Somerset County office
 Cell phones, iPods, PDAs, and print
cartridges for recycling
 Cotton material for making bags and
seatbelt pillows
 Small office chair for Somerset County
 Volunteers for events and health fairs
 Volunteers to cut and sew “Piglet
Pillows”
 Wigs for survivors
Love a good bargain?
Check out the daily deals at
YipDeals.com
to save big with local businesses.
Choose Women Supporting Women
as your charity of choice, and we will
receive a 12% donation from
YipDeals for every purchase!
BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES,
AND EXPERTS… WE NEED YOU!
You are invited to the
2013 Sea Gull Century team kick-off event for
TEAM WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN.
Please join us Thursday, May 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
at the WSW Regional Office
to learn how you can join or help the team.
All ages and abilities are
invited to participate…
Whether you are a novice
or seasoned cyclist,
there is a place for you on
Team WSW!
Light refreshments
will be served.
Kim Abbott posing at the 2012 finish line.

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