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Around Aspen: Komen’s 20th

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Aspen Times Weekly
Aspen, CO Colorado

Komen Aspen celebrated its 20th Anniversary this July with the annual Race for the Cure and a gala Pink Tie dinner dance honoring Komen Aspen founder Sandy Israel at the Hotel Jerome. Just about everybody wore pink, the color for all the Susan B. Komen chapters around the country, which raise funds to fight cancer. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised by the activities stay in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Collin Stewart of Carbondale has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for fall semester 2010. Stewart qualified for the academic honors society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the last year. Whitworth University is in Spokane, Wa.

An exhibit of Meredith Ogilby’s photographs titled “A Life Well Rooted” is on display through Aug. 20 at The Art Center’s First Friday in Grand Junction. The photographs are of women in the Roaring Fork Valley. Meredith recently published a book with the same title that includes both the photos and narratives to accompany each portrait. The photos warranted the front page of the arts and entertainment section of Grand Junction Free Press newspaper. Meredith also has published photographs in a new book titled “Voices of the American West.”

Undercurrent … With so many wonderful organizations throughout the country raising funds for many years to fight cancer, I wonder why a cure hasn’t been found.