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Last year, Jamie Chapman and Theresa Warner's team, Wilson's Warriors, made $17,000 for the Colon Cancer Coalition. This year, they're trying to raise more money for the annual Get Your Rear In Gear walk by holding a fund raiser at the American Legion on May 1.

Getting their rears in gear


They say cancer touches everyone at least once in a lifetime. For Theresa Warner, that's true. But for her, it's not just any cancer - it's colon cancer that has taken a friend, and is stealing her father.

So she wants to do something about it. To get her rear into gear, so to speak.

Warner and her friend Jamie Chapman are planning an event to raise money for the Colon Cancer Coalition's Get Your Rear In Gear walk, scheduled for May 16.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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