Lighting Ceremony Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sheridan firefighter Greg Luhman sells pink t-shirts from Local 276, while Lynette Bede, standing at the far right, visits with the crowd.
Sheridan firefighter Greg Luhman sells pink t-shirts from Local 276, while Lynette Bede, standing at the far right, visits with the crowd.

The evening of October 1st on Grinnell Plaza found about fifty people enjoying lovely weather, refreshments and the soothing melodies coming from Terry Garrison's guitar, all as a means to “ring in” Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Foundation.

Lynette Bede, Kelly's youngest sister, is on the KSMF board, and she reminds us what the organization has worked hard to do since Kelly's death in October 2003.

On hand to assist the Foundation was Sheridan firefighter Greg Luhman, who was representing Firefighter's Local 276. Bede describes a project the firefighters have taken on to benefit KSMF and their union's cancer support funds.

Friday evening's ceremony, which included turning the light swags on that are adorning Main Street's light poles, is just the first of several activities KSMF will be involved in this month. Bede tells us the students at Big Horn and Tongue River High Schools will have pink-themed volleyball and football themes for their annual rivalries.

A poignant part of the evening was Garrison's rendition of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which was played in memory of the sisters' mother, Kay Pittman, who died in August. Pittman had been tireless in establishing the Foundation and getting the word out about its work.

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