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WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES


They talk about a woman’s sphere, as though it had a limit. There’s not a place in earth or heaven, there’s not a task to mankind given… without a woman in it.

— Kate Field

When a woman is first diagnosed with breast cancer, many things happen very quickly. Doctors and nurses can answer most questions. However, they cannot truly convey or understand what lies ahead for the newly diagnosed woman or other breast cancer survivors. This is where peer support can be very helpful.

Every Bridges volunteer is a breast cancer survivor. They are available to listen, support, encourage and share their experiences. They are here to give to you just as others have given to them. Though their ages, life and breast cancer experience may vary greatly, they have one thing in common — they care. They are here to help build the bridge from diagnosis and treatment to living a full and rewarding life beyond breast cancer.

As you read about the Bridges volunteers, you will learn a little about their breast cancer experiences, including age at time of diagnosis, types of treatment, where they live and how you can reach them. Please feel free to call any of them whenever you need someone to talk with or have questions that they may be able to answer.

You will discover that the healing is a process. Sharing with someone who has “walked the miles” in similar shoes offers an opportunity to learn, take comfort and, perhaps, make a new friend. No mattter how far these women are from their initial diagnosis and treatment, helping you helps them.

Every Bridges volunteer has a copy of the Resource Directory to help direct you to other resources. The codes listed after each woman’s name will help you to know what each Bridges volunteer feels most comfortable talking with others about and may be helpful to you in deciding which Bridges volunteer you would like to speak with.

If you are interested in becoming a Bridges volunteer, please contact Jamie Konarski Davidson at 252.758.4567 or . At the end of this section we have included the form you will need to complete and return.

Bridges Codes
PERS—Personal Breast Cancer Experience
EMOT—Offering Emotional Support
INFO—Providing Resource Information

CLIN—Research/Clinical Trials Info
ADVO—Advocacy Opportunities
SIDE—Managing Side Effects (tips)

ALAMANCE COUNTY

Coral M. Erikson (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
304 Ward Street, Graham, NC 27253
336.570.0838 (h) 336.538.7596 (w)

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1996 at age 51. ER positive. Lumpectomy and radiation.

Gregg Sullivan (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
308 Collinwood Drive, Burlington, NC 27215
336.584.4029
Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1998 at age 64. ER positive. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation , tamoxifen and Femara.

Sara Williams (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
2903 Ramblewood Drive, Mebane, NC 27302
919.304.4733 (h) 919.941.9344 ext 343 (w)

Original diagnosis in 1997 at age 46. ER positive. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and tamoxifen. Currently serving as Recruitment Coordinator for Sister Study, a national NIEHS-sponsored breast cancer research study examining the environmental and genetic risk factors for breast cancer.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

Wanda Cleary (PERS, EMOT)
639 Hickory Mountain, Sparta, NC 28675
336.372.4713
Original diagnosis in 1991 at age 48. Single mastectomy with node dissection and no other treatment. Reconstruction (saline implant) in 2000. Also, coordinator for Reach to Recovery.

ASHE COUNTY

Dee Petersen (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
684 Walter Drive, West Jefferson, NC 28694
336.846.1422

Original diagnosis in 1991 at age 44. ER positive. Single mastectomy with negative node dissection, chemotherapy, radiation and tamoxifen. I am now a wellness coach (www.greattobealive.com).

Mickie Jones (PERS, EMOT, CLIN, SIDE)
209 Buck Mountain Circle, West Jefferson, NC 28694
336.246.3146

Original diagnosis in 1995 at age 47. Single mastectomy with positive node dissection, chemotherapy and tamoxifen. Recurrence in same location in 1998, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplant.

BEAUFORT COUNTY

Brenda Boyd Purser (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
57 Chandler Road, Vanceboro, NC 28586
252.946.1228 (h) 252.946.5625 (w)

Contact 8:30 am - 2:00 pm or 8:00 - 9:15 pm
Original diagnosis in 1999 at age 49. ER positive. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy, tamoxifen and Femara.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Jan Hartlaub (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
111 SE 29th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465
910.278.4045

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1993 at age 57. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Recurrence in 2004 at age 69. Have been Reach to Recovery volunteer and faciliated two support groups. “I have counseled many women on need for education and early detection and have taken part in two clinical trials.”

Marian C. Narr (PERS, INFO)
10 Stony Creek Lane, Leland, NC 28451
910.253.4168
Contact in evenings
Original diagnosis in 1994 at age 57. ER positive. Quadrectomy, radiation and tamoxifen.

Sarah Whitmer (PERS, EMOT, INFO, ADVO, SIDE)
105 S.E. 57th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465
910.278.6335 (h) or 910.471.6335 (c)

Diagnosed in 2006 at age 53. ER positive. Skin-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction (TRAM flap), radiation and tamoxifen.

BURKE COUNTY

Alisha Crawley (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
401 North Green Street, Morganton, NC 28655
828.437.6148 (h) 828.438.8600 (w)

Contact in evenings after 8:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 2002 at age 32. ER negative. Single mastectomy and reconstruction (tissue expander & implant). “I was 12 weeks pregnant at time of my mastectomy. I delivered a healthy baby boy on February 21, 2003.”

CASWELL COUNTY

Susan L. Edwards (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
399 Winchester Lane, Blanch, NC 27212
336.694.9800
Original diagnosis in 2002 at age 55. ER negative. Lumpectomy and right node dissection, chemotherapy and radiation. Recurrence in 2005, metastasis to right cerebellum; surgery and radiation. “I’m comfortable talking about anything concerning my cancer.”

CATAWBA COUNTY

Brenda S. Putnam (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
3936 Golf Drive, Conover, NC 28613
828.459.9405 (h)

Contact mid to late afternoons and evenings
Original diagnosis in 1984 at age 37. ER negative. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction (saline implant). Recurrence in 1988 at age 41. High-dose chemotherapy. Oral cancer in 1999–surgery (no further treatment).

CRAVEN COUNTY

Rose Miller (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
102 Grouse Court, New Bern, NC 28562
252.637.7205
Contact Monday - Thursday, 7:00 - 9:30 pm and weekends
Original diagnosis in 1994 at age 38. ER negative. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction (TRAM flap).

DARE COUNTY

Nolie Rose (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
Post Office Box 923, Nags Head, NC 27959
252.441.9274
Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1983 at age 35. ER positive. Lumpectomy and radiation. Recurrence in 1992 at age 45. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction (saline implant). (Contact also for northeastern North Carolina counties­— Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington)

DAVIDSON COUNTY

Julie G. Griggs (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
360 Ralph Miller Road, Lexington, NC 27295
336.764.0167 (h) 336.741.5645 (w)

Contact evenings after 6:30 pm
Original diagnosis in 2000 at age 31. Bilateral mastectomy (lumpectomy with first diagnosis), chemotherapy, radiation, reconstruction (DIEP flap--deep interior epigastric perforator). “I am always willing to talk to anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Talking to survivors after my diagnosis was my saving grace. I want to give that back to others in need.”

DAVIE COUNTY

Nancy Weir (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
136 Fescue Drive, Advance, NC 27006
336.998.8976
Contact anytime or leave message
Original diagnosis in 1998 at age 53 1/2. ER negative. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Also a volunteer at Cancer Services, Inc., in Winston-Salem.

DUPLIN COUNTY

Patricia Turner (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO)
Post Office Box 129, Magnolia, NC 28453
910.289.3392 (h) 910.296.2266 (w)

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1999 at age 45. Single mastectomy and reconstruction (TRAM flap).

DURHAM COUNTY

Patricia Graham (PERS, EMOT, SIDE)
115 Glade Crest Way # 101, Durham, NC 27704
919.489.4195 (h) or 919.641.5243 (c)

Contact early mornings
Original diagnosis in 1992 at age 52. ER negative. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy and prophylactic mastectomy.

Fran Wilson (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
1421 North Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701
919.680.0192
Call weekdays after 6:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 1996 at age 54. ER positive. Single mastectomy, reconstruction (saline implant) and tamoxifen. “I have been a Reach to Recovery visitation volunteer since 1997 and welcome calls.”

FORSYTH COUNTY

Tay Coan (PERS, EMOT, SIDE)
1019 Glen Day Drive, Clemmons, NC 27015
336.766.4373

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1998 at age 55. ER positive. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, tamoxifen and Femara.

Reva C. Groce (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
821 McGregor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
336.768.2044

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1994 at age 53. ER positive. Single mastectomy.

Linda L. Miller (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
2640 Glen Forest Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336.768.4789 (h) 336.760.9983 or 800.228.7421 (w)

Original diagnosis in 1989 at age 45. ER positive. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Two recurrences in 1995 and 1997, surgery (local recurrences) and radiation. Recurrence in 1999, surgery and chemotherapy. Tested positive for Her-2/neu gene.

GUILFORD COUNTY

Viola (Vie) Correll (PERS, EMOT, INFO, ADVO, SIDE)
100H Meadowville Lane, Greensboro, NC 27406
336.378.1484
Contact any day after noon
Original diagnosis in 2002 at age 39. ER unknown. Chemotherapy (ongoing) and radiation. Also had a brain tumor in 2003. “I feel honored to be able to help any way I can. Sometimes all you need is a listening ear. I’m a survivor!”

Diane Wilson (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
6786 McPherson Clay Road, Libety, NC 27298
336.565.4979 (h) or 336.269.0378 (c)

Contact evenings
Diagnosed in 2005 at age 47. ER positive. Lumpectomy, node negative, chemotherapy and radiation. Tested positive for Her-2/neu gene, and taking Herceptin.

HERTFORD COUNTY

LuAnn W. Joyner
(PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
134 Beechwood Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910
252.332.2484 (h) 252.794.3140 (w)

Original diagnosis in February 2000 at age 41 1/2. ER positive. Single mastectomy (left), chemotherapy and radiation. Latissimus flap reconstruction with expander/silicone implant (June - October 2002), Arimidex.

LEE COUNTY

Janet Balasko (PERS, EMOT, INFO, ADVO)
3882 Avent’s Ferry Road, Sanford, NC 27330
919.258.3743
j
Original diagnosis in May 1997 at age 27. ER positive. Single mastectomy and reconstruction (saline implant). Recurrence in December 1997. Single mastectomy and reconstruction (saline implant). (Contact also for Caswell, Chatham, Durham and Orange Counties)

MARTIN COUNTY

Becky Bundy (PERS, EMOT, INFO, ADVO)
406 State Street, Williamston, NC 27892
252.792.6480
Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1991 at age 34. ER negative. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction (TRAM flap).

Verna G. Perry (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
1100 Oakdale Drive, Williamston, NC 27892
252.792.7763
Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1988 at age 45. ER positive. Bilateral mastectomy, reconstruction (silicone–double lumen–implant) and tamoxifen. (Contact also for Bertie County)

MECKLENBURG COUNTY

Mary D. G. Barker (PERS, EMOT, INFO, ADVO)
16811 America Cup Road, Cornelius, NC 28031
704.895.2552

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1991 at age 48. ER positive. Mastectomy and reconstruction (TRAM flap). “I am also the North Carolina Field Coordinator for the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC).”

NASH COUNTY

Vickie H. Griffin (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
6979 South NC Highway 58, Elm City, NC 27822
252.443.5278
Contact in evenings
Original diagnosis in 1996 at age 47. ER negative. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, node dissection and tamoxifen since 2000. Former Reach to Recovery volunteer. “Support and knowledge about what’s happening to me and my body helps. Laughter is a great healer, and survival is through the power of prayer.”

Sue Battle Moore (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
140 Steeplechase Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252.443.1018

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1988 at age 45. ER negative, PR positive. Bilateral mastectomy (2nd was prophylactic), reconstruction (silicone implants) and chemotherapy, and tamoxifen for five years. Founder and director of the Rocky Mount Area Breast Cancer Alliance.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY

Phyllis Buchman (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN)
5005 Brenwood Court, Wilmington, NC 28409
910.799.2195
Contact in evenings and weekends
Original diagnosis in 1996 at age 62 1/2. ER positive. Bilateral mastectomy, reconstruction (saline implant) and tamoxifen for five years. Reach to Recovery volunteer. “Having a positive attitude is a great healer. I am now a coordinator with Reach to Recovery, counseling other women in New Hanover County.”

ORANGE COUNTY

Sarah L. Minnis (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO)
1501 Highway 70 East, Hillsborough, NC 27278
919.644.0042 (h) 919.684.6587 (w)

Original diagnosis in 1996 at age 44. ER negative. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation.

Margaret Newhouse (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
408 Sharon Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.929.6938 (h) 919.686.3305 (w)

Contact evenings and weekends.
Original diagnosis in 2002 at age 57. ER positive. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Will take tamoxifen for five years.

Carol Shaw (PERS, EMOT)
107 Cottonwood Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.942.6436

Contact in evenings after 8:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 1991 at age 44. ER negative. Single mastectomy and reconstruction (saline implant).

PITT COUNTY

Jamie Konarski Davidson (PERS, EMOT, INFO, ADVO, SIDE)
Post Office Box 1188, Greenville, NC 27835
252.758.4567

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1992 at age 32. ER negative. Single mastectomy, reconstruction (saline implant) and chemotherapy. Recurrence in 1995 at age 34. Chemotherapy, high-dose chemotherapy, bone marrow/stem cell transplant and radiation. Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina Founder.

Betty Fuqua (PERS, EMOT, SIDE)
1915 Fairview Way, Greenville, NC 27858
252.756.3226 (h) 252.695.7290 (w)
Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1993 at age 48. ER status unknown. Bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction (saline implants). “After five years, both of my implants collapsed and had to be replaced. Fine now, but underarm tenderness is still present.”

Deeda Palmer (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
2506 Sunset Avenue, Greenville, NC 27834
252.355.0949
Contact anytime and leave message
Original diagnosis in 1991 at age 38. ER negative. Single mastectomy with axillary dissection, unsuccessful reconstruction after eight months, and tamoxifen.

Gloria M. Wall (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
5642 NC Highway 102 East, Grimesland, NC 27837
252.746.4469 (h) or 252.752.6614 (w)
Contact in evenings after 6:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 1998 at age 47. ER positive. Single mastectomy and reconstruction (TRAM flap, unsuccessful) and tamoxifen.

Beverly Zinn (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
108 Ironwood Drive, Greenville, NC 27834
252.756.3395 (h) or 252.847.4346 (w)

Contact at home in evenings or leave a message at work
Original diagnosis in 1999 at age 55. ER positive. Single mastectomy, reconstruction (TRAM flap at time of mastectomy) and tamoxifen for five years after surgery. “I will be happy to help any woman at any stage.”

RANDOLPH COUNTY

Dawn S. White (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
5663 Trotter Road, Archdale, NC 27263
336.434.5989 (h) or 336.434.4440 (w)
or
Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 2000 at age 28. ER positive. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, reconstruction (TRAM flap) and tamoxifen since July 2001.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

Marilyn Cooper (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
139 Bar S Trail, Reidsville, NC 27320
336.616.1320 (h) or 336.713.5166 (w)

Contact Monday - Friday from 7:00 - 10:00 pm,
and weekends anytime
Original diagnosis in 2000 at age 47. ER positive. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. “I am glad to help in any way.” (Also contact for Forsyth County)

STOKES COUNTY

Loretta Haithcock (PERS, EMOT, SIDE)
602 North Main Street, King, NC 27021
336.983.2442 (h) or 336.716.7103 (w)

Contact anytime (work usually Monday - Friday,
8:30 - 4:30, leave voice mail)
Original diagnosis in 2001 at age 54. ER positive. Lumpectomy (twice), chemotherapy and radiation. Currently taking Arimidex.

Victoria (Vickie) Penn Jessup
(PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
Post Office Box 24, Westfield, NC 27053
336.351.3715 (h) or 336.710.2110 (cell)
or
Contact mornings (8-10 am) and evenings (4-7 pm)
Original diagnosis at age 36 in 1987, mastectomy (right), chemotherapy and began reconstruction. Recurrence in 1992 with a different cancer on my left breast. Mastectomy and chemotherapy. “After chemotherapy, I finished reconstruction of both breasts.”

SURRY COUNTY

Carolyn Largen (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
211 Holly Hill Drive, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.789.8235
Contact after 9:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 1989 at age 46. Bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy, reconstruction (silicone implants) and tamoxifen.

Susan Overby (PERS, EMOT, ADVO, SIDE)
247 Hylton Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.789.9779

Contact evenings after 6:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 1998 at age 49. ER positive. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow transplant. “I am currently on a five-year regimen of tamoxifen. Two years after breast cancer diagnosis, I had endometrial cancer and had a total abdominal hysterectomy in 2000.”

WAKE COUNTY

Nancy B. Bates (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
409 North Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
919.556.2111

Contact evenings
Original diagnosis in 1997 at age 53. ER positive. Mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and tamoxifen. Five years of Arimidex (started March 2003). Lymphedema diagnosed in 2004. Other side effects include cataracts and severe osteoarthritis. Former Reach to Recovery volunteer, including Early Support services.”

Pat Earnhardt (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
Post Office Box 444, Holly Springs, NC 27540
919.552.0573

Contact evenings after 7:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 1992 at age 50. ER positive. Lumpectomy and radiation.

Brenda J. Gravitt (PERS, EMOT)
167 Spring Park Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587
919.554.2041 (h) 919.570.6040 (w)
Contact after 8:00 pm at home and after 10:00 am at work
Original diagnosis in 2002 at age 58. ER unknown. Lumpectomy and radiation.

Sue Kopkind (PERS, EMOT, SIDE)
1409 Creekstone Lane, Cary, NC 27511
919.469.3741

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 1988 at age 41. ER negative. Single mastectomy and chemotherapy. Recurrence in 1988. Radiation and bone marrow transplant.

Kirsten Lancaster (PERS, EMOT, INFO, ADVO, SIDE)
Raleigh, NC 27603
919.454.4186 (c)

Contact in evenings
Origional diagnosis in 2002 at age 37. ER positive. Single mastectomy and reconstruction (TRAM flap with several sugeries), and tamoxifen. Former Komen Grants volunteer. Currently a volunteer with the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina for several years.

Nellie Lytvinenko-Childress (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
7920 Netherlands Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
919.367.0056 or 800.326.3562 (h/w)

Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 2000 at age 46. ER positive. Single mastectomy with reconstruction (silicone implants), chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplant and tamoxifen.

Claire McCullough (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, ADVO, SIDE)
5201 Amsterdam Place, Raleigh, NC 27606
919.303.2900 (h) or 919.760.2815 (w)

Contact evenings and weekends
Original diagnosis in 1999 at age 47. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and reconstruction.

Barbara Parker (PERS, INFO, ADVO, CLIN, SIDE)
4325 Lambeth Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
919.782.1099

Contact in evenings
Original diagnosis in 1990 at age 45. ER positive. Lumpectomy. Second diagnosis in same breast in 1990, then single mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction. Later developed lymphedema. Removal of implant and free TRAM reconstruction in 2004.

WILKES COUNTY

Karen McElwee (PERS, EMOT, INFO, CLIN, SIDE)
906 Main Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
336.921.2727 (h) or 336.838.1111 (w)

Contact weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 2002 at age 47. ER positive. Bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction (tissue expander and implants).

WILSON COUNTY

Susan Kidd (PERS, EMOT, INFO, SIDE)
3209 Queensferry Drive, Wilson, NC 27896
252.299.1284 (h) or 252.246.1322 (w)

Contact afternoons after 3:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 2004 at age 43. ER negative. Single mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction (TRAM flap). “I would be glad to talk with anyone.”

NEAR NORTH CAROLINA

Lori L. Bolen (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
2867 Delhart Road, Galax, VA 24333
276.236.6901 (h) or 276.236.5174 (w)
Contact anytime
Original diagnosis in 2004 at age 40. ER positive. Single mastectomy with reconstruction, chemotherapy. “If you notice a lump of any kind, insist on mammogram or more tests. I had a lump for two years and was told it was a cyst to watch since I was not 40.”

Catherine Richardson (PERS, EMOT, INFO)
237 Avenue of the Palms, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
843.903.5470 (h) 843.333.6519 (c)

Contact 7:30 - 9:30 am and 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Original diagnosis in 1990 at age 48. ER negative. Bilateral mastectomy, reconstruction (silicone implants). Both removed in 1995. Former Bridges volunteer from Guilford County (Contact for southeastern North Carolina counties—Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and New Hanover)

 
 

Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina | Third Edition 2006 - 2007


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