Missing Greek American Woman's 
Body Recovered

Daughters of Penelope President Expresses Sorrow

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2007)— Daughters of Penelope Grand President Karen Stamatiades has issued the following statement on the news that authorities in Minneapolis have recovered the body of Christina Sacorafas, along with her vehicle, from the waters of the Mississippi this morning:

“It is with deep, heartfelt sorrow that today we learned of the recovery of Christina’s body from the Mississippi.

“Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies are with her family and friends as their trying vigil comes to a heartbreaking conclusion.

“May they all find comfort in the wonderful memory left behind by this lovely woman who touched the lives of so many people in the community in which she served. May her memory be eternal.”

Christina was one of eight confirmed missing individuals in the aftermath of the Minneapolis bridge collapse two weeks ago. She was a member of the Daughters of Penelope Antigone Chapter 35, Minneapolis, where she served on several committees. Christina was on her way to St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church to teach a Greek folk dancing class when the bridge collapsed.

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Founded in San Francisco in 1929, the Daughters of Penelope is the first women’s organization of its kind established in the United States. It is an affiliate organization of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). The mission of the DOP is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Hellenism, Philanthropy, Education, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.

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1909 Q Street, N.W. , Suite 500, Washington, DC 20009, USA; T.: 202.232.6300; F.: 202.232.2140; E-Mail:ahepa@ahepa.org ;Web: http://www.ahepa.org

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