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Shavertown woman designs card for Cancer Institute

Laura Slocum, Shavertown, recently partnered with the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute to create a design for the organization’s 2011 holiday card. Each year, the Cancer Institute invites a local cancer survivor to submit artwork for the cover of a holiday card sent to over 500 individuals and organizations. Slocum created a watercolor painting featuring classic holiday candy. She was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer in 2009 and later tested positive for the BRCA 1 genetic mutation and underwent a double mastectomy. After her recovery, she began volunteering at The Center for Cancer Wellness, Candy’s Place and Camp Bravehearts. With a mural painted by Simon at Candy’s Place, is Nicole Farber, center coordinator, and Simon.

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