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Peggy Fleming will discuss battle with cancer

September 23, 2000

Irma Lemus

MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Olympic gold medalist and breast cancer

survivor Peggy Fleming will be the featured speaker at a special

presentation about the disease.

The free event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center auditorium, 501 S. Buena Vista Street.

Fleming, a former champion ice skater, will deliver a personal account

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of her battle with breast cancer and bring attention to new breast cancer

research, organizers said. A panel of physicians will answer questions

after the lecture.

Fleming's book, "The Long Program: Skating Toward Life's Victories,"

will also be available.

Reservations are required. For information, call 840-7967.

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