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Cancer Coalition thanks Style N’ Stones, other artists

Durango and La Plata County are blessed with a group of artists whose generosity is unmatched. Style N’ Stones and other artists joined forces at Create Art & Tea at 1015 Main Ave. on Oct. 15 for a cancer fundraiser during the Durango Open Studio Walk.

Participating artists this year included: Caprice Fox, Nancy Conrad, Pat Lorenzen, Nancy Macho, Jama Crawford, Carolyn Plested, Jennifer Floyd, Drea Clements, Jill Davis, Mary Ervin, Nancy Holman and Sally Wingate. These caring artisans supported the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado by donating 30% or more of their sales to a fund that provides nonmedical grants and gas cards to local residents in cancer treatment.

Through the years, this fund has supported hundreds of residents with financial help. A very big thank you goes to Caprice Fox, owner of Create Art & Tea, who generously donated this new beautiful venue for the event. Members and friends of the CCSWC provided delicious light refreshments and drinks. Another thank you goes to LeeAnn Vallejos of Stitch Quilt and Sewing Boutique, who donated the beautifully stitched donation quilt giveaway won by a local artist Sally Wingate.

The Cancer Coalition, whose membership is all volunteer, could not exist without this community support. CCCSWC believes in giving hope and support to those in need during cancer treatment. For more information, check our website at www.CancerCoalitionSWC.org or call 799-1654. CCSWC volunteers also operate the Cancer Resource Center of Durango at Three Springs and are much in need of volunteers. Call 403-0086 if you want to volunteer.

With much gratitude to all,

Carol McGuire, President, Cancer Coalition SW Colorado