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Dinner, live music Sept. 12 helps Natali raise money to help fight breast cancer

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Dinner, live music Sept. 12 helps Natali raise money to help fight breast cancer

Corinne Natali

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POSTED August 25, 2009 2:34 a.m.
Corinne Natali of Manteca will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day Nov. 20-22 benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust.

Natali walked the San Francisco 3-Day in 2008, raising almost $3,000 and walking 53 of the 60 miles.  This year, she is heading for San Diego to do it all over again.  

“The 3-Day is such an amazing experience!  My grandma had breast cancer and she is a big reason I do this.  I also do this for my daughter; I never want my daughter to have to go through something like that.  The 3-Day gives me the opportunity to celebrate breast cancer survivors like my Grandma Cleo, to honor those who lost their lives to the disease, and ultimately, have an enormous impact on awareness and funding for breast cancer research,” said Natali. “It’s a hard thing to do… walk 60 miles in 3 days.  And in this economy, raising money is a difficult thing too.  But it is worth it.  To know that I am making a difference in the world and to know that I am honoring so many people and their battles with cancer - that is worth every blister and every mile… because everyone deserves a lifetime.”

To help Natali reach her goal, you can support her upcoming fundraiser at the Manteca Boys and Girls Club on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m.  Outback Steakhouse is catering and there will be a short program, raffle drawing and live entertainment from local bands Braata and Chelsea Jordan.  Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at several locations:

•Natali’s booth at the Manteca Farmer’s Market (Today at Library Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

•Manteca Janitorial Supply, 708 Industrial Park Drive, Manteca

•Nelson Family Chiropractic, 1041 N Main Street, Manteca
•Manteca Optometric Eye Care, 140 N. Fremont Ave. Suite A, Manteca

•Big Dan’s Neighborhood Diner, 17201 South Manthey Road, Lathrop

•Party Warehouse, 505 W Grant Line Road, Tracy

•Miss Millie’s Learning Loft, 903 Central Avenue, Tracy

Donations for the raffle are still needed.  To donate items for the raffle, or for more information, please contact Corinne at endbreastcancer@verizon.net. You can also make an online donation directly to Natali by visiting www.the3day.org, click on “Donate” then “Search for a Participant” to be directed to her page.
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