SUSAN GASTON (courtesy of Pinnacle)

Angelina Jolie is still getting media attention after announcing two weeks ago that she’d undergone a double mastectomy.

The news media have been abuzz today after Jolie first public appearance since her surgery.

Jolie is a brave woman and deserves any public support she gets. But sometimes the celebrities get so much attention that not much is left over for the regular folks among us doing important things.

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For instance, Fort Worth resident and golf enthusiast Susan Gaston was recently recognized for her many years of service in fighting against breast cancer.

Golf ball maker Pinnacle honored Gaston by giving a $10,000 donation in her name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Gaston started volunteering at Race for the Cure in 1997, and she chaired the largest Race for the Cure in Fort Worth history in 2006, with more than 18,000 participants, and donations totaling over $1.5 million. She’s also chaired four “Golf Rally for the Cure” events at Colonial and Ridglea Country Clubs and helped with many more.

Gaston is among 10 honorees from across the country who received donations in their names. Their stories are here.

“It is quite humbling to read the stories of these 10 amazing individuals, all of whom have dedicated large parts of their lives to the fight against breast cancer,” said Mary Lou Bohn, vice president of golf ball marketing and communications. “The sheer number of nominations we received this year was inspiring, knowing how many golfers are committed to fighting this disease and making a difference. We hope that by sharing these stories it will inspire even more people to join the cause and help find a cure.”


  1. Susan,

    What a great article. Congratulations on being 1 of only 10 honorees who have dedicated so much time fighting against breast cancer. Thank you for the time you have committed to making a difference in our community.

    Gail Wilson