Local Residents Participate in Breast Cancer Walk

Melissa (Houston) Fairchild and Susan (Welter) Close

Melissa (Houston) Fairchild of Knox recently participated in the 2011 Komen Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day for the Cure event. She was joined by Susan (Welter) Close, formerly of Knox, and 1,900 other dedicated women and men in the event that raises awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research and community outreach programs.

Melissa has participated in this event for four years in a row and she walked 60 miles this year. She participated with the Chicago group and they started in Northbrook, Illinois and walked an average of 20 miles per day. Melissa raised over $4,200, bringing her four year total to over $14,000. She walks for her mother-in-law Paula Fairchild, her friend Ellis McCarty, and in memory of her friends Dianne Smith and Susan Davis.

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