Editorial: Eagles pulling out the stops in cancer fight

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2004

For the second weekend in a row, the Albert Lea Eagles Club will be pulling out all the stops to help raise money to fight cancer.

Events kick off with an auction in Geneva Friday and Saturday. Then on Saturday, at the club in Albert Lea, people can take part in a white elephant and bake sale from 9 a.m. on; see the Cable-Thon live from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. televised on Channel 6; or eat lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The state telethon starts at 8 p.m. on KTTC Channel 10.

Sunday’s events include the big cancer breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Albert Lea Eagles Club.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the Eagles will also host a hotdish and salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money to fight cancer.

A local pledge number, 373-0157, will be available until 8 p.m. Saturday. Then after 8 p.m., people can call the 800-number listed on Channel 10 to phone in donations. We urge everyone who can to support this effort. Cancer touches everyone sooner or later.

The Eagles should be commended for their longtime support of raising money to fight cancer. Their efforts are indeed making a difference, as there are advances in cancer treatments each year.

With continued support, we can hope that one day there will be a cure for cancer.