He did not disappoint her.
Sultry, chic and wonderfully fashionable,
Gene was the center of attention as she
stood up to speak before all those
gathered at this prestigious event.
Every eye was upon her as she spoke of
people she knew, either personally or
from letters written to her, whose
lives are disrupted daily by the
insidious attack of breast cancer.
She spoke of their families and friends
who endure the ordeal with them because
they love them and want them safe and well.
And she spoke of the dollars needed to
advance research so that the ultimate goal
of a cure would be attainable. When she
went back to her seat, a rousing ovation
accompanied her, and the donations to the
cause afterwards reflected the impact
of her words.