Winchester Medical Center letterhead

November 15, 2004

Dear Ms. Vann,

Bo Thorp and the staff at Cape Fear Regional Theatre extend our greatest appreciation to you for your presentaton of The Top of the Bottom Half for our breast cancer charitable event. By sharing your experience with breast cancer, you encouraged those in the audience to face the problem head on, to ask questions and to come to an intelligent and informed decision — whether as one facing the diagnosis, or a family member or friend to help with support during the process.

Your program was excellent and certainly prepared our audience for the follow-up panel discussion. We are grateful that you joined the panel at the end of the program and that the audience not only could ask questions of you and the other survivor, but could hear from the medical community as well. This evening allowed us to involve so many from the entire medical community in Fayetteville, including the physicians from A Woman's Place, a local surgeon, a Cancer Center oncologist and a Womack Army Medical Center radiologist. This panel truly gave a full perspective of the steps each person should take when confronted with this disease.

We also appreciate your help in contacting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Once you gave us the contact information, we were able to invite representatives from the Raleigh chapter. As you know, two of their board members joined us for the evening and graciously set up a display in the lobby. We had decided that all ticket proceeds would be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and we are pleased to let you know that we were able to donate $1,000.00.

Again, thank you for all you did to make this evening a success and to, hopefully, establish this as an annual event.


Jackie Bradley

General Manager