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12th Annual Jen's Friends Climb Against Cancer

More than 500 people - plus 100-plus dogs - gathered at Cranmore Mountain on Sept. 19 to join in Jen's Friends 12th Annual Climb Against Cancer. Donna Marie Dolan. (click for larger version)
September 24, 2009
The participants were treated to a ZUMBA exercise workout to warm up at the start of the climb and were entertained at the summit by Stacy Sand on acoustic guitar and the Jeanne Limmer Dancers. All hikers were also treated to lunch once they returned to the base and relaxed to the sounds of The Mango Grove Steel Band.

At the closing ceremonies for the event, outgoing Jen's Friends Foundation President Claire Flynn was honored for her six years of service. Michele Rober of 121 Fitness was the master of ceremonies for the event and spoke of her own families recent personal loss due to cancer. Founders of Jen's Friends, David and Maria Vale were also on hand.

The Foundation provides non medical assistance to cancer patients from the Valley. It is the mission of Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation (JFCF) to maintain the quality of life, to promote healing, and to empower clients and families to be active participants in their fight against cancer.

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