Fall City 'angel' dons wings, doffs clothes for breast cancer calendar

Donning a pair of feathery angel wings and nothing else save some strategically placed props, breast cancer survivor and 57-year-old mother of two grown children Jill Holen of Fall City appears as Miss April in the Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundations annual fundraising calendar.

"Posing for a calendar is the last thing I thought I'd do," Holen said with a laugh. "It was really stepping out of my box."

She was in the nonprofit organization's calendar last year as well, though this year's garden photo session was a lot more comfortable than last year, when she stood in a plowed field with a horse.

Each year, the foundation produces a calendar featuring twelve of its volunteers, both women and men, wearing nothing but a pair of feathery angel wings. All are breast cancer survivors and have had part, or all, of a breast removed. They are appearing in the calendar to make a point - that there is life after breast cancer and that survivors are not defined by their disease, said Shirley Renfrow, foundation executive director and breast cancer survivor.

"We're proud of our bodies and live life to the fullest," Renfrow said.

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