BIOGRAPHY OF MICHELE M. RIDGE BIOGRAPHY OF KATHERINE SCHWEIKER by biomaster

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CONTENTS                    BIOGRAPHY OF KATHERINE SCHWEIKER
                          ✮BIOGRAPHY OF KATHERINE SCHWEIKER
                                  KATHERINE SCHWEIKER
                                        As wife of Lieutenant Governor Mark Schweiker and a mother of three, Kathy Schweiker
                                  devotes herself to many family issues including community service, cancer prevention and
                                  awareness, child safety and family literacy.
                                        A spokesperson for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Pennsylvania Breast Can-
                                  cer Coalition, Mrs. Schweiker spreads educational messages through public service announce-
                                  ments and outreach and advocacy activities like the annual ACS Daffodil Days celebration. Her
                                  dedication to finding a cure for cancer was recognized when she was presented with the Amer-
                                  ican Cancer Society’s Stanley A. Miller Excellence in Service Award in 1998.
                                        Mrs. Schweiker is dedicated to children and family advocacy issues. She works with the
                                  Pennsylvania Safe Kids Coalition, an organization that actively promotes awareness of acciden-
                                  tal childhood injury. A strong proponent of volunteerism, Mrs. Schweiker was appointed by
                                  Governor Ridge to the Community Service Advisory Board of PennServe, the Governor’s Office
  of Citizen Service, and has successfully completed the maximum two terms. Her work with families and communities was
  acknowledged with the Bucks County Boy Scouts’ 1999 Woman of the Year Award.
      Kathy Schweiker was raised in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. She graduated from Philadelphia's John W. Hallahan
  Catholic Girls School and earned her degree from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.
      Mark and Kathy Schweiker have two sons, Brett and Eric, and one daughter, Kara.



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