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Causes worthy of your support

Dear Editor:

The Advocate Safehouse Project hosted the 2011 Lunafest on Nov. 11 at Colorado Mountain College, West Garfield Campus, and on Nov. 12 at Carbondale Middle School.

Lunafest is a short-film fest focusing on women. The films are literally from all over the world and distributed by Luna Bars. Each year Luna Bars chooses new films that are always varied and thought provoking. Lunafest was well received by all of those who attended.

I would like to thank our local sponsors for the 2011 Lunafest: Alpine Bank, KMTS radio, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, The Aspen Times and Colorado Mountain College. It also would not have been possible without the people attending the 2011 Lunafest. Thank you! Your attendance supported not only the Advocate Safehouse Project but also the Breast Cancer Fund.

Domestic and/or sexual violence and breast cancer affect us all – our mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, neighbors, co-workers and even men. The Advocate Safehouse Project promotes healthy relationships, free from violence, through education, advocacy, empowerment and safehousing in Garfield County. The Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization focused on identifying the environmental causes of breast cancer and preventing the disease.

Please consider financially supporting these two worthy nonprofits and making a difference in our community. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Advocate Safehouse Project at http://www.advocatesafehouse.org and the Breast Cancer Fund at http://www.pureprevention.org.

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Julie Olson

Executive director, Advocate Safehouse Project