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Julie Morrow, Walk for Hope founder

March 9, 2013 • Local News


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Julie Morrow, founder of Chaves County Cancer Fund fundraiser Walk for Hope, said she feels blessed to know she has “been a blessing to others” with her community work.

Behind the bright smile, warm brown eyes and youthful brunette hair, Julie Morrow abounds with a vibrant energy. She surrounded herself with paperwork after setting up a three-sided posterboard before sitting down to talk, Thursday.
The words “Walk for Hope” sparkled on the pink board.

Morrow begins her story with the timeline of how she arrived in Roswell 40 years ago. She says she considers the town her home now — a home she shares with hundreds of grateful cancer survivors.

As one of Roswell’s community treasures, Morrow has given countless hours in the past few years organizing the Walk for Hope, a fundraiser that has collected an estimated $118,000 for the Chaves County Cancer Fund to provide financial assistance to locals diagnosed with cancer.

The mother of two grown children and grandmother of four, Morrow found herself searching for a way to give back to her community after her own personal loss.

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