2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:11:51 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] COMMUNITY, HEALTH: "Fighting for Frederick" (MD) meeting about Ft. Detrick Area B
Event explores possible Detrick link to cancers

By Megan Eckstein
Frederick News Post (MD)
July 11, 2010
About 150 people gathered Saturday evening to learn more about cancer cases in Frederick and the possibility that a 1992 contamination problem at Fort Detrick's Area B is connected to the illnesses.

Randy White, a Florida pastor, started the Kristen Renee Foundation after one of his daughters died at age 30 from a brain tumor. His other daughter developed stomach tumors, and his ex-wife is fighting renal cell carcinoma. The three women lived on Lake Coventry Drive from 1995 to 2005, just tenths of a mile from the edge of Area B.

White said the goal of his foundation was originally to help those with cancer, but when doctors told him that his family's cancer cases were not genetic, he started a quest to find the cause of their cancers and fix the problem before more people got sick.

White hosted Saturday's "Fighting for Frederick" event with his family, a team of scientists he hired to investigate contamination near Area B, and his friend and former professional baseball player Darryl Strawberry, who twice fought colon cancer.


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Lenny Siegel
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