<p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 10.0px FranklinGothic;">Kami Combes (in the green shirt, closest to the front row) stands with the many members of her Seattle Brain Cancer Walk team from last year. The walk has raised more than $800,000 to support research on brain cancer.</p>

Kami Combes (in the green shirt, closest to the front row) stands with the many members of her Seattle Brain Cancer Walk team from last year. The walk has raised more than $800,000 to support research on brain cancer.

Friday, September 09, 2011 3:41 AM

Queen Anne resident Kami Combes is one of the lucky ones. Her brain cancer was caught in time. Thanks to fundraising for increased research, an increasing number of the 1,500 people each year in the Pacific Northwest diagnosed with brain cancer also face a bright future.

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    Queen Anne resident Kami Combes is one of the lucky ones. Her brain cancer was caught in time. Thanks to fundraising for increased research, an increasing number of the 1,500 people each year in the Pacific Northwest diagnosed with brain cancer also face a bright future.

     
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