President Bush isnt the only one trying to

Laura Nethken Published:

President Bush isnt the only one trying to alleviate the dreaded AIDS plague.Susan Cartwright, daughter of Kent State University President Carol Cartwright and her husband, Phil, hopes to raise $2,800 for the National AIDS Training Program, which raises money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

She lives and works in San Francisco.Susan will do this by running 26.2 miles in Vancouver, Canada in May.More than a million Americans are currently living with HIV and worldwide AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death.

Susan has had a busy year in 2002.She began the new year by watching the fireworks over the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia.Last summer, she spent four weeks traveling in Europe and also traveled more than 8,500 miles of the United States in just five weeks.

A lot of Kent snowbirds joined KSU alumni in Naples, Fla., last weekend including Jack and Elsie Joy, Helen Dix, Geneva Damron, and others.The gathering also included Fay Biles, former KSU vice president, who now lives in Marco Island, Fla.

A lot of Kent snowbirds joined KSU alumni in Naples, Fla., last weekend including Jack and Elsie Joy, Helen Dix, Geneva Damron, and others.The gathering also included Fay Biles, former KSU vice president, who now lives in Marco Island, Fla.

Fay was selected by South Floridas Style Magazine as the 2002 Woman of Style, and is featured in the new issue. She is the first Marco Island woman named for the honor.

Elizabeth Rhodes, director of the Shannon Rodgers/Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at KSU, presented an interesting program during the Naples luncheon. Another presentation was made by Gene Druesedow, director of the KSU museum.

Gene talked about the exhibit at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Fla., which includes many pieces from the KSU museum.The exhibit was organized by the Mobile Museum and will remain in West Palm Beach for several months.There was a reception following the presentation. Attending the reception was Dee Steggar, who was at her winter home in Florida. A dinner followed the reception where lots of KSU alumni got together.

The Friends of Fashion are in for a special treat on March 7 when they hold their annual luncheon at Congress Lake Country Club.Dr. Maria Pujana, now a famous and accomplished jewelry designer whose collections are showcased in Saks Stores in New York, Florida, Ohio, Madrid and Marbella,will be on hand with her accessories.

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