Newcastle woman honors father in Seattle Brain Cancer Walk

August 31, 2011

NEW — 11:10 a.m., Aug. 31, 2011

Kelly Dowell’s father was healthy.
He ran marathons at age 60.

He worked and traveled around the world for The Boeing Co. for 30 years.

He had just traveled home to Newcastle after receiving his marine surveying license in Florida.

But in 2008, Dowell got a call she can’t erase from her mind.

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Local woman walks to support, find cure for cancer

May 28, 2009

NEW — 5 p.m. May 28, 2009

Stephanie Nelson doesn’t know of anyone’s life that has not been touched by cancer. The owner of the Newcastle Curves store lost her sister Laura Bradley to cancer four years ago.

Nelson and a few hundred people will participate in the second annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on Saturday at Mercer Island High School.

May was National Brain Tumor Awareness month. The money raised from the event benefits the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle.

“I want to do anything I can to bring awareness to brain cancer and raise money for this cause,” Nelson said.

Curves employees Lynne Prevette, of Newcastle; Jan Scoffed, of Newport Hills; and Pat Marshall, of Bellevue, will join Nelson.

 

Jan Scofield (from left), Stephanie Nelson, Virginia Jepsen, Harriet Houghton and Lynne Prevette at last year’s Brain Cancer Walk. (Contributed)

Jan Scofield (from left), Stephanie Nelson, Virginia Jepsen, Harriet Houghton and Lynne Prevette at last year’s Brain Cancer Walk. (Contributed)

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