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Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2005, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Holly Dunn, which she submitted to this site on Tuesday 30 August 2005.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Holly Dunn who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Holly Dunn
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 30 August 2005.

'Gene Watson has the quintessential country voice.

Most country singers, including myself, bow to his greatness.

May I wish him, and his fan-based website, all the very best'.


Thank you, Holly Dunn, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Holly Dunn...



Holly Dunn was born Holly Suzette Dunn in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday 22 August 1957 and was one of the most popular female country singers of the late 1980s, and is the sister of songwriter Chris Waters.

While attending high school, Holly Dunn performed in a band called Freedom Folk, which toured the southern United States.

Holly Dunn attended Abilene Christian University and sang in the university choir.  Holly Dunn also wrote songs with her brother, Chris Waters, who would later become a prolific songwriter in Nashville.

Cristy Lane: 'Love Lies' (LS Records, 1978)

One of Holly Dunn and Chris Waters' collaborations was 'Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind' (written by Holly Dunn and Chris Waters), which was recorded by Cristy Lane, who included the track on 'Love Lies' (LS Records, 1978).

After graduating college, Holly Dunn moved to Nashville, where she worked as a demo singer before both she and Chris Waters became songwriters at CBS Records, and then MTM Records, which was owned by Mary Tyler Moore (Tuesday 29 December 1936 - Wednesday 25 January 2017).

By 1985, Holly Dunn was signed to a record contract with MTM Records.



Louise Mandrell recorded Holly Dunn's 'I'm Not Through Loving You Yet' (co-written with Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) and included the track on 'I'm Not Through Loving You Yet' (RCA Victor Records, 1984); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984.



Marie Osmond recorded Holly Dunn's 'That Old Devil Moon' and included the track on 'There's No Stopping Your Heart' (Capitol Records, 1985); the album was re-issued by Curb Records in 1990.

Between 1985 and 1988, Holly Dunn recorded for MTM Records.

Between 1988 and 1993, Holly Dunn recorded for Warner Bros. Records.

Between 1995 and 1997, Holly Dunn recorded for River North Records.

Holly Dunn saw the release of ten albums and charted nineteen singles, plus two duets, on the Billboard country music singles chart.

Of Holly Dunn's single releases, two of them, 'Are You Ever Gonna Love Me' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.1 for one week in August 1989) and 'You Really Had Me Going' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) (No.1 for one week in November 1990), reached the coveted No.1 chart position.



In 1986, Holly Dunn saw the release of her self-titled debut album, 'Holly Dunn' (MTM Records, 1986), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'My Heart Holds On' (written by Hugh Prestwood) (No.64, 1985)
'Two Too Many' (written by Holly Dunn) (No.39, 1986)
'Daddy's Hands' (written by Holly Dunn) (No.7, 1986)

Holly Dunn's self-titled debut album, 'Holly Dunn' (MTM Records, 1986), also included the following tracks:

'Your Memory (won't let go of me)' (written by Holly Dunn and Bud Lee)
'Burnin' Wheel' (written by Radney Foster, Billy Aerts and Mickey Cates)
'The Sweetest Love I Never Knew' (written by Billy Aerts and Casey Kelly)
'It'll Be All Right' (written by Holly Dunn)
'That's a Real Good Way to Get Yourself Loved' (written by Chris Waters, Michael Garvin and Tom Shapiro)
'Hideaway Heart' (written by Holly Dunn, Mac Gayden and David Malloy)
'Someone Carried You' (written by Gary Burr)

Holly Dunn's self-titled debut album, 'Holly Dunn' (MTM Records, 1986), reached No.29 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1986.



In 1986, Holly Dunn sang guest vocals on 'A Face in The Crowd' (written by Gary Harrison and Karen Staley), which was included on Michael Martin Murphey's 'Americana' (Warner Bros. Records, 1986); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in early 1987.



New Grass Revival recorded Holly Dunn's 'Love Someone Like Me' (co-written with Radney Foster) and included the track on 'New Grass Revival' (Capitol Records, 1986).



In 1987, Holly Dunn saw the release of her second album, 'Cornerstone' (MGM Records, 1987), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Love Someone Like Me' (written by Holly Dunn and Radney Foster) (No.2, 1987)
'Only When I Love' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) (No.4, 1987)
'Strangers Again' (written by Holly Dunn and Chris Waters) (No.7, 1988)

Holly Dunn's second album, 'Cornerstone' (MGM Records, 1987), also included the following tracks:

'Cornerstone' (written by Dave Loggins and Don Schlitz)
'Small Towns (are smaller for girls)' (written by Mark D. Sanders, Alice Randall and Verlon Thompson)
'Fewer Threads Than These' (written by Bucky Jones, Kevin Welch and Gary Nicholson)
'Lover's Cross', which was written by Jim Croce (Sunday 10 January 1943 - Thursday 20 September 1973)
'Why Wyoming' (written by Chris Waters, Tom Shapiro and Kix Brooks)
'Wrap Me Up' (written by Holly Dunn and Radney Foster)
'Little Frame House' (written by Holly Dunn)

Holly Dunn's second album, 'Cornerstone' (MGM Records, 1987), reached No.22 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987, thus attaining the highest Billboard Top Country Albums rating in Holly Dunn's career.

It was also in 1987 when Holly Dunn was awarded the (CMA) Country Music Association's 'Horizon Award'.



In 1988, Holly Dunn saw the release of her third album, 'Across The Rio Grande' (MTM Records, 1988), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'That's What Your Love Does to Me' (written by Chick Rains and Bill Caswell) (No.5, 1988)
'(It's Always Gonna Be) Someday' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.11, 1988)

Holly Dunn's third album, 'Across The Rio Grande' (MTM Records, 1988), also included the following tracks:

'City Limit' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'The Stronger The Tie' (written by Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Just Across The Rio Grande' (written by Don Cook and Chick Rains)
'Have a Heart' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'If Nobody Knew My Name' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Lonesome Highway' (written by Holly Dunn and Bud Lee)
'Travelin' Prayer' (written by Billy Joel)
'On the Wings of an Angel' (written by Holly Dunn and Don Schlitz)

Holly Dunn's third album, 'Across The Rio Grande' (MTM Records, 1988), reached No.26
on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1988.

Following the release of Holly Dunn's third album, 'Across The Rio Grande' (MTM Records, 1988),
 MTM Records filed for bankruptcy and closed.

In 1989, Holly Dunn moved to Warner Bros. Records' Nashville division.



On Monday 10 July 1989, Holly Dunn saw the release of her fourth album, 'The Blue Rose of Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1989), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Are You Ever Gonna Love Me' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.1 for one week in August 1989)
'There Goes My Heart Again' (written by Lonnie Wilson, Wayne Perry and Joe Diffie) (No.4, 1989) / this track featured backing vocals from Joe Diffie

Holly Dunn's fourth album, 'The Blue Rose of Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1989), also included the following tracks:

'You're Still Keeping Me Up at Night' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Most of All, Why' (written by Dolly Parton) / this track featured backing vocals from Dolly Parton
'Thunder & Lightnin' (written by Val & Birdie and Vince Melamed)
'No One Takes The Train Anymore' (written by Chris Waters)
'The Blue Rose of Texas' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Sometime Today' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'If I'd Never Loved You' (written by Holly Dunn)
'There's No Heart So Strong' (written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz)

Holly Dunn's fourth album, 'The Blue Rose of Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1989), reached No.30 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1989.

 

Gene Watson recorded Dolly Parton's 'Most of All Why' and included the track on 'Paper Rosie' (Capitol Records, 1977); Dolly Parton originally recorded 'Most of All Why' and included the track on 'The Seeker / We Used To' (RCA Victor Records, 1975).

In 1989, Holly Dunn became a member of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.



In 1989, Holly Dunn was a guest vocalist on 'Maybe' (written by Bill Rice and Mary Sharon Rice), a track which was included on Kenny Rogers' 'Something Inside So Strong' (Reprise Records, 1989); the track reached No.25 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1990.

Janie Fricke recorded Holly Dunn's 'Love is One of Those Words' (co-written with Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) and included the track on 'Labor of Love' (Columbia Records, 1989); the track reached No.56 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.



On Thursday 10 May 1990, Holly Dunn saw the release of her fifith album, 'Heart Full of Love' (Warner Bros. Records, 1990), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'My Anniversary for Being a Fool' (written by Holly Dunn) (No.63, 1990)
'You Really Had Me Going' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) (No.1 for one week in November 1990)
'Heart Full of Love' (written by Kostas) (No.19, 1991)

Holly Dunn's fifth album, 'Heart Full of Love' (Warner Bros. Records, 1990), also included the following tracks:

'Don't Worry', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982)
'Temporary Loss of Memory' (written by Holly Dunn, Lonnie Wilson and Chris Waters)
'The Light in The Window Went Out' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Ron Hellard)
'Home' (written by Karla Bonoff)
'My Old Love in New Mexico' (written by Charlie Black, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'When No Place is Home' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'Broken Heartland' (written by Sam Lorber and Bill LaBounty)



On Tuesday 23 July 1991, Holly Dunn saw the release of her first greatest hits collection, 'Milestones: Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991), which included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Maybe I Mean Yes' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.48, 1991) / this track became controversial due to some listeners interpreting the song as condoning date rape.  As a result, Holly Dunn asked for the single to be withdrawn from radio rotation
'No One Takes The Train Anymore' (written by Chris Waters) / this track, which was released as a single in 1991, did not chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart

Holly Dunn's first greatest hits collection, 'Milestones: Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991), also included the following tracks:

'Daddy's Hands' (written by Holly Dunn) (No.7, 1986)
'Only When I Love' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.4, 1987)
'(It's Always Gonna Be) Someday' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.11, 1988)
'Love Someone Like Me' (written by Holly Dunn and Radney Foster) (No.2, 1987)
'A Face in The Crowd' (written by Gary Harrison and Karen Staley) (No.4, 1986) / this track was a duet with Michael Martin Murphey
'Strangers Again' (written by Holly Dunn and Chris Waters) (No.7, 1988)
'There Goes My Heart Again' (written by Joe Diffie, Wayne Perry and Lonnie Wilson) (No.4, 1989) / this track featured Joe Diffie on backing vocals
'Are You Ever Gonna Love Me' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.1 for one week in August / September 1989)
'You Really Had Me Going' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.1 for one week in November 1990)

Holly Dunn's first greatest hits collection, 'Milestones: Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991), reached No.25 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1991 and was certified 'Gold' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).



On Tuesday 16 June 1992, Holly Dunn saw the release of her sixth, and final, album, 'Getting It Dunn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1992), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'No Love Have I' (written by Mel Tillis) (No.67, 1992)
'As Long as You Belong to Me' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) (No.68, 1992)
'Golden Years', which was written by Sam Hogin (1950 - Monday 9 August 2004) and Gretchen Peters (No.51, 1993)

Holly Dunn's sixth, and final, album, 'Getting It Dunn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1992), also included the following tracks:

'If Your Heart Can't Do the Talking' (written by Lynn Langham and Craig Wiseman)
'You Say You Will' (written by Verlon Thompson and Beth Nielsen Chapman)
'I Laughed Until I Cried' (written by Michael Garvin, Tom Shapiro and Bucky Jones)
'Let Go' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'I've Heard It All' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'Half a Million Teardrops' (written by Wally Wilson and Mike Henderson)
'You Can Have Him' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'A Simple I Love You' (written by Karen Brooks and Randy Sharp)

Holly Dunn produced 'Getting It Dunn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1992) with Paul Worley and Ed Seay, except for the track 'Let Go' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro), which she produced with her older brother, singer-songwriter Chris Waters.

Having failed to produce a Billboard Top 40 country music hit single with the album 'Getting It Dunn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1992), Holly Dunn exited Warner bros. Records in 1993.



The Larry Stephenson Band recorded Holly Dunn's 'On The Wings of An Angel' (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on 'Born to Sing' (Webco Records, 1994).

In 1995, Holly Dunn signed to River North Records.



On Tuesday 18 April 1995, Holly Dunn saw the release of 'Life & Love & All The Stages' (River North Records, 1995), which included three tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'I Am Who I Am' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.56, 1995) / this track was Holly Dunn's last Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart entry
'Cowboys Are My Weakness' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) / this track, which was released as a single in 1995, did not chart
'It's Not About Blame', which was written by Linda Hargrove (Thursday 3 February 1949 - Sunday 24 October 2010) and Chris Waters / this track, which was released as a single in 1995, did not chart

Holly Dunn's 'Life & Love & All The Stages' (River North Records, 1995), also included the following tracks:

'The Wonder of Love' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Rock-a-Billy' (written by Holly Dunn)
'Lovin' Every Minute' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'What Kind of Love' (written by Holly Dunn and Chris Waters)
'Love Across the Line' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'I'd Know That Heartache Anywhere' (written by Holly Dunn and Chris Waters)
'1001 Ways' (written by Holly Dunn, Chuck Jones and Chris Waters)



Larry Stephenson recorded Holly Dunn's 'On The Wings of An Angel' (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on 'I See God' (Webco Records, 1996).



On Tuesday 8 April 1997, Holly Dunn saw the release of 'Leave One Bridge Standing' (River North Records, 1997), which included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Leave One Bridge Standing' (written by Stewart Harris, Laura Vida and Lonnie Wilson) / this track, which was released as single in 1997, did not chart

Holly Dunn's 'Leave One Bridge Standing' (River North Records, 1997), also included the following tracks:

'Don't Break the Wings' (written by Catt Gravitt and Stewart Harris)
'That Never Stopped Me' (written by Bob DiPiero and Chris Waters)
'We've Got the Love' (written by Holly Dunn and Chris Waters)
'Whatshisname' (written by Butch Baker, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Talking Goodbye' (written by Holly Dunn)
'You Just Don't Know It Yet' (written by Sam Lorber)
'For Your Love' (written by Deanna Bryant and Stephony Smith)
'The Real Deal' (written by Holly Dunn, George Teren and Chris Waters)
'The Wonder of Love' (written by Holly Dunn and Chris Waters)
'I'm Not Through Loving You Yet' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)



In June 2003, Holly Dunn saw the release of 'Full Circle' (OMS Records, 2003), which included the following tracks:

'Wonderful Savior'
'Sweet Hour of Prayer'
'Devil Stand Back'
'I Know It's Heaven'
'I Come to The Garden Alone'
'There's a Call Comes Ringing'
'On The Wings of An Angel'
'Where You Are'
'Softly & Tenderly'
'Revive Us Again'



Sadly, in 2003, Holly Dunn announced her retirement from her country music career in order to devote her attention full time to her other passion, art.  She also stated that she was no longer writing music and only occasionally sang at church, preferring instead to focus on her artwork.

Holly Dunn stated 'I left the business because it was clear that radio had moved on and wasn't interested in anything new from me.  Without radio's support, it just gets harder and harder to keep the wheels turning in a music career.

I was still in my early 40s (at the time) and had a lot of other interests, and wanted to put my creative energy into pursuing the field of fine arts…I also had a love affair for the southwest, namely Santa Fe, New Mexico, and had always wanted to live out there.  It just seemed like the right time to close out one chapter and start another.  I pretty much left Nashville and never looked back'

Holly Dunn's paintings, which dealt primarily with subjects from the south-western United States, are available through Peña•Dunn Gallery, which is open daily between 11:00am and 4:00pm, and is located at El Centro Mall - 1 block south of Plaza, 102 East Water Street, Old Santa Fe Trail / Shelby, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



On Tuesday 7 June 2005, Holly Dunn saw the release of 'Daddy's Hands' (A&M Records, 2005), which included the following tracks:

'Love Someone Like Me' (written by Holly Dunn and Radney Foster) (No.2, 1987)
'Only When I Love' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) (No.4, 1987)
'That's What Your Love Does to Me' (written by Chick Rains and Bill Caswell) (No.5, 1988)
'Are You Ever Gonna Love Me' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.1 for one week in August / September 1989)
'There Goes My Heart Again' (written by Lonnie Wilson, Wayne Perry and Joe Diffie) (No.4, 1989) / this track featured Joe Diffie on backing vocals
'You Really Had Me Going' (written by Holly Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) (No.1 for one week in November 1990)
'Daddy's Hands' (written by Holly Dunn) (No.7, 1986)
'Strangers Again' (written by Holly Dunn and Chris Waters) (No.7, 1988)
'(It's Always Gonna Be) Someday' (written by Holly Dunn, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.11, 1988)
'Heart Full of Love' (written by Kostas) (No.19, 1991)

Holly Dunn

In March 2016, Holly Dunn announced that she had been diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of ovarian cancer.  At the time, she'd undergone surgery and had chemotherapy treatments, but more tumors had appeared.

Holly Dunn explained that her faith had been helping her to get through this extremely difficult time.  'I had surgery and now I am having chemo treatments', she said.  'I have since grown more tumors and it is going to be more of a battle than I anticipated, but I have a huge faith in the healing power of God and the healing power within me that originates from my God'.

Turning to her faith, Holly Dunn said that her religion was helping her to get through this extremely difficult time.  'I look towards a future when I am completely healed and cancer free.  I ask for prayers of strength and courage as this journey continues'.

Holly Dunn also said that religion has been a 'rock' to her, adding, 'I also draw tremendous strength from my family and my family of friends who have gathered around me in total support'.

Holly Dunn (Thursday 22 August 1957 - Tuesday 15 November 2016)

In the early hours of Tuesday 15 November 2016, Holly Dunn passed away, following her battle with a rare and very aggressive type of ovarian cancer.  Holly Dunn was fifty-nine years old.  Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

Official Family Release
'Music industry & fans worldwide mourn loss of award-winning singer Holly Dunn (Nashville, Tennessee)' (statement issued on Tuesday 15 November 2016
'Award-winning country singer Holly Dunn has walked off into a beautiful southwestern sunset hand-in-hand with her Lord and Saviour.

Holly Dunn, 59, had been battling a rare form of ovarian cancer since February 2016.  She died last night (Monday 14 November 2016) at Gentiva Hospice at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The native of San Antonio, Texas burst onto the country music scene in the mid 1980s with a self-penned tribute to her preacher father titled 'Daddy's Hands'.  The song earned her first two Grammy Award nominations and set her off on a whirlwind career.  Over the course of the next two decades, Holly Dunn racked up three Grammy Award nods, the Academy of Country Music's 'New Female Vocalist' Award in 1986 and the Country Music Association's 'Horizon Award' in 1987.  She was inducted into the cast of the famed 'Grand Ole Opry' in 1989, and the same year was awarded 'Songwriter of the Year' by BMI.

Her diverse talent found her hosting her own radio show on Detroit radio station WWWW in 1997 and following radio with a two year stint beginning in 2001 on television as host of The Nashville Network's 'Opry Backstage' weekly telecast from Nashville.

Holly Dunn toured the world extensively throughout her career, including multiple tours to perform for the United States military stationed overseas.  She recorded ten albums and achieved Billboard Top 10 status for 14 singles, reaching the coveted No.1 on the country music chart four times.



Holly Dunn's greatest hits package, 'Milestones: Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) was certified 'Gold' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) shortly after being released in 1991.

Her talents did not begin and end with music.  Because her mother was a gifted oil painter, Holly Dunn grew up with a natural love and talent for creating beautiful artwork.  In 2003, she kept a long standing promise to herself, walking away from the music business to pursue her passion for art.

Joking in interviews throughout the years that she 'only made music to pay for her art supplies', Holly Dunn worked in pastels and mixed media with her favourite subjects being the icons and architecture of the great American Southwest.

Holly Dunn's life was honoured with a 'Celebration of Life', which was held on Friday 18 November 2016, between 5:00pm and 7:00pm at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, Texas.  The gathering was followed by services on Saturday 19 November 2016 at United Methodist Church in Salado, Texas at 1:00pm.  She was laid to rest with family in Salado.

Massachusetts General Hospital
In lieu of flowers, friends were asked to send donations, in Holly Dunn's name, to GSC Foundation; the link provides direct access to make donations to Massachusetts General Hospital for the worthy cause of finding a cure for ovarian carcinosarcoma.

Morningstar PR, PO Box 83, Brentwood, TN 37027

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