First Lady Glenna Fletcher's Communication Office
First Lady Glenna Fletcher Hosts Celebration of Hope for Kentucky Breast Cancer Survivors

Press Release Date:  Monday, May 01, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

FRANKFORT, Ky. – First Lady Glenna Fletcher today welcomed more than 800 hundred breast cancer survivors to the Celebration of Hope event at the State Capitol.

“Celebration of Hope serves as a reminder to these brave women that they are not alone in this struggle,” First Lady Glenna Fletcher said. “It is also a way to remind the public we are united in the fight against breast cancer.”

The “Celebration of Hope” is an annual event established in 1996 to pay tribute to the courageous women who have fought and continue to fight the battle of breast cancer.  Additionally, this gathering of women serves to promote awareness that breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among women -- both nationally and in Kentucky.

Sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program and the Kentucky Breast Cancer Coalition, this occasion has become so important that hundreds of women from across the commonwealth join the celebration.  The annual event gives women the opportunity to share their stories of survival; some heartbreaking and some uplifting. 

While researchers continue to make great strides to find a cure, First Lady Glenna Fletcher says there is much work to be done. “These are our mothers, sisters and friends,” she said. “We cannot rest until a cure is found. We must do everything in our power to bring an end to this disease.”          

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Editor’s Note: In #348, Governor. Fletcher is speaking with Mary Frances Thomas of McCracken County.