Dear Fellow Rotarians:

Happy Autumn!  As the annual October event, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" approaches,  we invite your participation for this high-visibility community event. We are excited to announce that Colchester-Milton Rotary Club is Making Strides on October 16, 2011.

Why are we walking?

Because we know that we will make a difference.  We know that by raising funds and walking in a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, we will help to save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

   This year,  Making Strides is more than a slogan – it's about supporting our fellow Rotarian, Rubi, and our community members, including a Town of Colchester employee, who are fighting cancer.  Rubi is a member of our own Rotary Club, a mother of three young children, and a strong advocate for literacy and community service. Rubi and her family will lead our team, and we're inspired by her courage and determination. By our commitment to walk and raise funds, we will make a difference through this inspiring and powerful event.

Please help us to support Making Strides with a donation to our Colchester-Milton Rotary Club team. 

We believe that it's  truly important to let our communities know that Rotarians care.  We strive to inspire others to act, to raise awareness of Rotary's mission, and to raise our voices in support of  those facing cancer in our own community and throughout our Vermont communities.

Please note that our window for fundraising  is short – please mail your donations to our Rotary Club address by October 15, 2011.   Checks may be made payable to the  American Cancer Society with "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" on the memo line.  Mail to: Colchester-Milton Rotary Club, P.O. Box 82, Colchester, VT 05446.

This year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is on Sunday, October 16, 12:00 Noon, at Dorset Park in South Burlington, Vermont.  The event is a 4.5 mile walk and includes pre-walk warmup, free refreshments and team photos.  The event also features a  Basket Raffle with great gift items donated by local businesses and friends of Making Strides.

 We sincerely hope that you will consider joining us – all are welcome.

Together, we can make strides! 

Yours In Rotary Service,

Betty Koshinsky and  Leora Black, Co-Chairs, Making Strides team

Kiki Leech, Community Service Committee Chair

Michael Swaidner, President, Colchester-Milton Rotary 2011-12