Anthem Angel Honored

Breast cancer survivor and philanthropist, Mary Beth Gadus of Indianapolis, Ind., was honored at the Colts v. Chiefs game this past Sunday.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Indianapolis, Ind. as a 2010 honoree of the Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  Mary Beth Gadus was recognized at the Colts home game on Sunday, October 10, for her outstanding contribution to the community.

Mary Beth Gadus, nominated by Jennifer Sandhi, is a wife and mother who has began her struggle with breast cancer 22 years ago. After fighting three bouts of breast cancer, Mary Beth founded "100 Voices of Hope," a group of 100 women each committed to raising $1000 to fund Dr. George Sledge and his breast cancer research team at IU Simon Cancer. Thanks to her leadership, "100 Voices of Hope" has raised a total of $245,000 since 2009, and has led to immense progress in micro-RNA research in breast cancer patients. 

In addition to her dedication to 100 Voices of Hope, Mary Beth serves on the boards at the IU Simon Cancer Center, Walter Cancer Institute, and Purdue University.  She has also chaired Rally for the Cure, a luncheon which raised over $17,000 for Komen Tissue Bank, and has served on the Emily Hunt Foundation, which supports spinal cord research.

Mary Beth Gadus represents a beacon of hope in the fight against cancer, and the Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce her as an Anthem Angel.   In honor of her dedication to cancer research, she received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story and photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as recognition on-field recognition at the game.

 "Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who have gone above the call of duty to serve others in their community. Nominations are still being accepted for upcoming 2010 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit www.colts.com/anthemangels.

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