Archive for Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Letter to the editor

August 15, 2001

So many acts of kindness

To the editor:

I would like to thank you for your coverage of my climb of Mount Adams two weeks ago, not because of my minor accomplishment as an individual, but for the awareness and money raised to benefit Operation Smile through our group: Dentists Climb for a Cause.

I would like to make one clarification regarding the approximately $4000 I raised as stated in the story. While the article stated the funds were raised from "friends and family," I unfortunately did not give the reporter adequate information. A significant portion of my total was donated by my local "friends," namely patients and local businesses, as well as from the many wonderful dental specialists we have in our area. I can not adequately express my gratitude and appreciation for the kind words of encouragement as well as the financial gifts this community provided for my climb. I am truly fortunate to be associated with such a wonderful town.

Thank you again, and I look forward to another climb next year.

Grant Ritchey,

Tonganoxie dentist.

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