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Luncheon Will Honor Cancer Survivors, Others

DALLAS -- American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Polk County will host a complimentary luncheon for survivors, their families and caregivers on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Dallas High School trac

DALLAS -- American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Polk County will host a complimentary luncheon for survivors, their families and caregivers on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Dallas High School track.

"This annual recognition is held during the relay each year to recognize the survivors for their courage and determination to fight back against cancer," said event chairwoman Debbie McBeth.

This year's luncheon will be catered by donors Andy and Denise Scott, owners of Andy's Cafe at Ragin River Steak Co. in Independence.

"Denise and I are both survivors of cancer," Andy Scott said. "Cancer changes everything, so it was simple for us to ask 'What can we do to make everything change?' For us, it's involvement."

Donating to the survivor luncheon are Jon and Misty Woods, owners of Limeberry Frozen Yogurt of Dallas, the Flande family, owners of Home Comfort Inc. of Dallas, and White's Collision Service.

Jon Woods shared: "In July of 2008, Barbara Matteson, Misty's mother, lost her battle with cancer. Misty's mom was a strong and caring person, and this is our way of showing support and hope for others."

Special guest at the luncheon will be Wayne Halle from the Salem Cancer Institute. He will answer questions and share information about the cancer support group that he conducts at West Valley Hospital each month.

For more information: Tammy Basham via email to out4sand@gmail.com; Debbie McBeth at 503-623-5578; or Lyla Bruce at 503-508-9277.

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