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NEWS RELEASE: Dahlia Repole - Educational Warrior now battles Cancer

“Dahlia Repole – Educational Warrior now battles Cancer”

Friday, March 12, 2010 – Former Principal of St. Andrew High School for Girls and more recently Excelsior Community College, Dr. Dahlia Repole CD, JP, retired public servant who has given over forty years of selfless dedicated service to the field of education, has made public, her diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer.

Many persons suffer alone and in the dark with Cancer, but Dr. Repole has dared to be different. “People need to be more aware of the risk factors associated with Pancreatic Cancer” says Dr. Repole. “If my fight with this disease can benefit others, why should I keep it a secret? To help another person makes all of this worth it.”

Diagnosed recently, Dr. Repole is supported by her family and friends, who have now banded together and formed The Dahlia Repole Foundation (TDRF). The typical medical bills for any cancer patient, would make anyone’s head spin. Fund-raising towards Dr. Repole’s treatment was the initial goal of TDRF, but the scope has broadened much further. “My mother’s diagnosis with pancan (pancreatic cancer) was devastating,” states Anika Repole Wilson, daughter of Dr. Repole and a Director of TDRF. “But it became apparent that others need to be in the know of this disease. Pancan does not discriminate, and we hope that by lending my mother’s name to this cause, others will be able to benefit through our fundraising and awareness efforts.”

The Dahlia Repole Foundation has high hopes for Early Detection and Prevention Research in Pancreatic Cancer, as well as, enabling the improvement of educational institutions, platforms which Dr. Repole strongly belief in.

With the gracious assistance of The National Continental Corporation Ltd, fundraising efforts of TDRF have begun, the first being a benefit performance of the LTM National Pantomime “Pirate Jack” happening at The Little Theatre on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30pm with Cocktails being served at 6:00pm.

“The National Continental Corporation Limited Group of Companies, representing the Baking, Agriculture and Hospitality Industries is honoured to be able to contribute to Dr. Dahlia Repole and The Dahlia Repole Foundation in raising awareness of Pancreatic Cancer.” stated Mrs. Lori-Ann Lyn, Director, National Continental Corporation Ltd.

“We are excited about our first fundraiser, culture and family entertainment for a good cause, what else could someone ask for?” smiles Anika Repole Wilson. “Show your support for all those who are fighting pancan, and for those who you wish will never have to fight this battle.”

Tickets for this benefit performance of the National Pantomime are available at St. Andrew High School for Girls Bookshop “Essentials” 8 Cecelio Ave, and at Bookophilia 92 Hope Road.


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