Letter to the Editor: Bland family thanks all who aided benefit
December 02, 2013 10:50 AM

The Bland family would like to thank everyone who helped make our benefit for lung cancer research in memory of George Bland a success.

We want to thank the Elks Lodge 931 for the use of their facilities and for the pasta buffet. A big thank-you also goes out to the many friends and family members who donated desserts.

The band 3 Under Par was so kind to supply us with great music.

Our special thanks go to the businesses in Indiana, Homer City, Kittanning, Ford City and Rural Valley who donated gift certificates, baskets and gifts. Without them our benefit would not have been so successful.

Lung cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. It has surpassed breast cancer as the most common cause of death in women. And yes, people who do not smoke get lung cancer. Air pollution is now the cause of a lot of lung cancer diagnoses. If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer. Please think about supporting lung cancer research.

Joan Bland (wife)

and family

Indiana

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