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Christina Chavira
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Celebration Foundation gives $16,000
for cancer patients

CHICO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 – The Celebration Foundation presented the Enloe Foundation and the Enloe Regional Cancer Center with $16,000 toward the Enloe Compassion Fund to benefit local cancer patients who need special assistance and have exhausted all other resources.















From left: Charlene Mikeska, Celebration Foundation Founder & Event Co-Chair; Mike Wiltermood, President and CEO, Enloe Medical Center (standing), Dr. Michael Baird, Executive Director, Enloe Regional Cancer Center; Betsy Sanger, Celebration Event Co-Chair; Laura Hennum, Vice President, Enloe Medical Center; Kristine Johnson, Celebration Foundation Member

The Celebration Foundation is dedicated to supporting the local breast cancer community by providing an inspirational and empowering showcase of the beauty, grace and resilience of life beyond breast cancer. The donation to Enloe came from proceeds of the second Celebration fashion show and luncheon, on March 31 at Manzanita Place. Thirty-nine women who have experienced the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer modeled. Although the funds were raised by breast cancer survivors, they wanted to share access to the funds with patients being treated for any type of cancer. The first Celebration, in 2009, raised $10,500 for three local cancer organizations.

“When women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer, everyone in their lives is affected by this insidious disease in some way,” said Betsy Sanger, Celebration Event Co-Chair. Charlene Mikeska, Celebration Foundation Founder and Event Co-Chair, added, “The  Celebration began as a way to honor and celebrate not only the survivor models in our show but also their families, friends, medical professionals and caregivers.”

Donations to the Celebration Foundation can be given through the North Valley Community Foundation, Donations to Enloe Medical Center can go through the Enloe Foundation, (530) 332-4550.


Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at   Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif.  95926.

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