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April 23, 2003

Albany-- A retired sailor's unlikely talents are helping find a cure for cancer. Two beautiful, hand-made quilts were created by Gregory Russell-- a former Navy sailor.

His mother taught him to quilt years ago. Now he's using the gift she gave him to help cancer victims.

"My mom died of cancer four years ago. She was always big in to the walk on cancer so I've always kind of contributed I thought it would be good to contribute in her name," said Russell.

The quilts will be raffled off at Friday night's Relay for Life Cancer Walk at Darton College. Tickets are one for five dollars or three for ten dollars.

You can buy them at the American Cancer Society Office on Pine Avenue or at WALB on Stuart Avenue during business hours.

posted at 5:25PM by dave.miller@walb.com