There are two ways of spreading light.
To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937), American Author.

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My dearest friends:

"The Joy of Cooking With Sweet Potatoes," a Christian Publication, is being developed for a very worthwhile cause. It is being developed from information provided by the Center For Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC (who rated the vegetable #1 in nutrition), the Sweet Potato Council of the U.S., Inc. and the Commissions and/or Councils, Departments of Agriculture and Universities of each sweet potato growing state (AL, AR, CA, GA, LA, MS, NJ, NC, SC, TX, VA, TN) and processing companies.

While the book will contain valuable information concerning the history of the sweet potato, dating back prior to the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620, it will also contain a Health Chapter which outlines the benefits of eating a healthy diet which includes sweet potatoes. It will be chock full of fun and interesting ideas and recipes that will be sure to tantalize the taste buds of you and your family for years to come. The pertinent information will be posted as soon as the book is published.

A percentage of all proceeds generated by the sale of this publication will be automatically donated to The Candlelighters Childhood Diseases Foundation, Bethesda, MD. Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children. CCCF is the recognized leader among foundations in the field of pediatric cancer. They are the only organization focusing on the effects of childhood cancer through a cooperative effort by parents and professionals. All of CCCF's services are provided free of charge. The organization was founded in 1970 by concerned parents of children with cancer. For more information you can write to 7910 Woodmont Avenue., Suite 460, Bethesda, MD 20814-3015 or call 1-800-366-2223 or fax: (301) 718-2686, E-mail: or visit their web site at Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation®. A candle looses nothing by lighting another candle -- Ben Franklin.

The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The programs and services are funded by donations from members and friends, foundation grants, corporate contributions, and an American Cancer Society cancer control grant. CCCF IS LIGHTING THE WAY FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO COPE WITH CHILDHOOD CANCER. YOUR SUPPORT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Sweet potatoes were rated the #1 vegetable in nutrition by Center For Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, DC. With the ever growing interest in Health and natural foods, the sweet potato is quickly finding its place in the family weekly diet the year around. One baked sweet potato (3.5 oz.) provides over 2182 RE of Vitamin A or about twice the recommended daily allowance (RDA), yet it contains only 103 calories making it valuable for the weight watcher. The sweet potato provides 42% of the RDA for Vitamin C, 6% for Calcium, 10% for Iron and 8% for Thiamine for healthy adults. It is low in sodium and a good source of fiber and other important vitamins and minerals. A complex carbohydrate food source, it is rich in Beta-Carotene, a form of Vitamin A. Researchers associate Beta-Carotene with lower rates of stroke and heart attack because of its properties as an antioxidant. Eating foods rich in Beta-Carotene also may help in the fight against some cancers and help protect us from cataracts and some skin disorders.

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Very truly yours,


Pamela S. Weston