Six-foot-tall ribbons grace 14 high-profile public sites

Local businesses sponsor ribbons to raise money for breast cancer research
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Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Ernie Bodai was excited to see the 6-foot-tall ribbon installed outside Kaiser Permanente at the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Rocky Ridge Drive in Roseville. The installation meant his vision — along with that of local developer Stephen Pease — had come to fruition. Businesses and individuals sponsored local artists to create designs on the fiberglass ribbons, which were installed at 14 high-profile public sites in Roseville, Granite Bay and Lincoln Monday, including Fat’s Asia Bistro and Dim Sum Bar, First American Title and two at Westfield Galleria. Two additional ribbons will be placed sometime soon. Bodai and Pease launched the South Placer Art in Public Places campaign in April to raise awareness about breast cancer. Each ribbon cost $2,500 to sponsor and proceeds benefit Cure Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization founded by Bodai. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death for women in the United States, after lung cancer, and the most common cause of death in women between the ages of 45 and 55 years old. ~ Sena Christian ---------- Sponsor, Location, Artist: 1. MAS & Dr. Paul Binon, 6085 Douglas Blvd., Karen Dukes 2. Mark Davis and John Costa, 4150 Douglas Blvd., Brennah Davis 3. Folsom Lake Bank, 2233 Douglas Blvd., Kelly Peterson 4. Sue Weaver of First American Title, 2200 Douglas Blvd., Art Studio Trek 5. Colliers International, 1400 Eureka Rd., Joe Strickland 6. Fat’s Asian Bistro, 1500 Eureka Rd., Linda Green 7. Kaiser Permanente, Douglas Blvd. and Rocky Ridge Rd., Deidre Trudeau 8. Roseville Automall, 100 Automall Dr., Chuck Edwards 9. The KMS Group of Companies, 650 Douglas Blvd., Lori Wylie and Jack Nordby 10. Sally Galli and Sir Speedy Printing, 405 Vernon St., Roseville Arts Children’s Group 11. PG&E 311, Vernon St., Darlene Engellenner 12. Go Girl Energy Drive, 1151 Galleria Blvd., Gayle Rappaport-Weiland and Gini Crepps 13. Thunder Valley Casino, 1200 Athens Ave., Ezeeye Imaging 14. Westfield Galleria at Roseville, 1151 Galleria Blvd., Alexandra Badolian Ribbons that still need to be placed: 15. Clare Bailey 16. Katie Graves