Call to readers

A breast cancer diagnosis can mean many things to a patient, but almost without fail, it means a new hero is going to be made, met or realized during the fight against the disease.

We want to know about our readers' breast cancer heroes -- the patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, helpers, comforters and, yes, the angels, too, who are, were or have been heroes of the breast cancer battle.

We will consider each entry for publication in a special section to be published in the Star-Telegram -- and online at -- on Sunday, Oct. 14.

To nominate a hero, please submit the following:

1. Name, age and city of residence of the hero.

2. A short story (350 words or fewer) about why you are nominating the person and why he/she is a hero to you.

3. If you have it, one photo of the person or people you are nominating.

(Note that a submission with a photo may be given higher priority. Photos will not be returned.)

4. Your own name, age, city of residence, e-mail address and best phone number.

A few guidelines:

The heroes must live or have lived in North Texas during the time of the "hero story."

You may nominate yourself.

Groups of people may be nominated.

Groups of people may nominate others, but just one person from the group should submit the nomination.

The hero may be living or have passed away.

By submitting a nominee, you are agreeing to be contacted for an interview and may be called upon to help arrange a photo.

Employees of the Star-Telegram and their immediate families may not enter submissions.

Important: One submission per e-mail address, please. Multiple submissions and those that don't follow the guidelines will be discarded.

Deadline/postmark date: 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

E-mail to: with "Breast Cancer Hero" in the subject line.

Mail to: Breast Cancer Hero Stories, Features Dept., Star-Telegram, Box 1870, Fort Worth, TX 76101.