MOUNT AIRY - Town officials are asking for community support and encouragement on Saturday for a Mount Airy woman stricken with leukemia.

The Town Council recently passed a resolution proclaiming Saturday as Susan Hornick Day. Hornick learned in March 1989 that she has acute myelocytic leukemia.

Hornick, a mother of two, has been undergoing radiation therapy. In the comings weeks, she will go to the University of Kentucky Hospital, in Lexington, for a bone-marrow transplant that could save her life.

But previous medical treatment has exhausted Hornick's medical benefits and left her family with substantial unpaid medical bills. Also, the bone-marrow procedure is expected to be an overwhelming expense for the family.

Town officials are requesting businesses in the Mount Airy area to donate a portion of Saturday's revenues to the Susan Hornick Fund.

The proclamation reads in part: "The Council . . . does urge the entire citizenry of the Town to express in a financial way its support for her valiant struggle against the disease afflicting her and making possible the bone marrow transplant procedure."

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