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December 2001

An Evening of Healing & Support

For Our Friend Sandy Leon-Vest

On Saturday, December 8, the West Marin Community will join together for an evening of healing and support for our friend Sandy Leon-Vest.

On August 6, after having a section of tumor removed from her head, Sandy was diagnosed with B-Cell non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). NHL is a blood cancer, and remains one of the only cancers for which there is no known effective treatment or cure.

Sandy has been an integral part of our West Marin community for years, touching people's lives from Point Reyes to Bolinas to Stinson Beach. Whether you know her as a talented musician, or as a radio personality from Bay Area stations KPFA and KWMR, or as an aerobics instructor who has helped countless people, young and old, to stay active for their health, undoubtedly you recognize her as a friend and valuable member of this community.

The West Marin Community would like to join Sandy's husband, Jim Vest, and their two daughters, Emery Calo and Whitney Vest, and her eldest daughter Kim Leon, to raise support that will enable Sandy to explore alternative treatments for this very rare and difficult form of cancer.

At 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, at the Bolinas Community Center, there will be an evening of food, music and a silent auction to help raise funds for Sandy and her family. Those seeking information or wishing to volunteer their help may call Jenny Rodin at 868-1495.

In the meantime, for those wishing to donate directly, a trust fund has been established through Bank of Petaluma. Please send a donation to "Friends of Sandy Leon-Vest" c/o PO Box 734, Bolinas, CA 94924, or call Joan Bertsch at 868-1766 for information on the trust fund.

Our community has always been a wonderful stronghold of compassion and concern, and this is yet one more way for us to exercise our ability to make a difference for the people we love. Thank you.




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