Katie Harman…Celebrates America

Katie Harman was crowned a few days after the terrorists’ attacks of September 11, 2001. Hitting the ground running, she traveled the nation 20,000 miles a month, meeting directly with rescue workers at Ground Zero and the Pentagon, family members of those lost in the attacks, military officials, the President and First Lady, government officials, and thousands upon thousands of concerned citizens. A year later, she and her 2001 Miss A. Competition Sisters published a book, titled Under the Crown, detailing their unique and deeply touching perspectives on service in the aftermath of 9/11. The book remains one of Katie’s proudest accomplishments because it was an unprecedented undertaking by a group of strong young women dedicated to using their titles to positively affect change in uncertain times.

In addition to that, she focused her attention on supporting breast cancer patients and championing comprehensive cancer care as her Miss A. spotlight. Her role as an advocate has been featured prominently, and in this role, she has been seen on media outlets such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN with Paula Zahn, and People magazine. Further, she has been honored for her work by various research centers like the Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Metcalf Institute of Radiation Oncology, and the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. Katie remains an active voice for the cancer community, serving as a celebrity ambassador for Providence Cancer Center and also being a member of various cancer boards.

Katie also tours both nationally and internationally as a classical vocalist. She has headlined with opera companies, symphonies, and musical theater companies throughout the nation. Her first solo album, Soul of Love, debuted in 2007. Reviewers of the album called her a “talent to watch.”

In addition to her professional career, her philanthropic endeavors also include advocacy for arts education and aid for homeless people in Portland, Oregon. She is an inspirational speaker for women’s groups as well.

Katie and her husband Lt. Colonel Tim Ebner (an F-15 pilot/instructor for the Air National Guard) reside in southern Oregon with their two young children, Tyler and Tori.

In just another day, she and her other Miss A. Sisters will be arriving in preparation for the upcoming October 3rd show at the Sandusky State Theatre in Sandusky, Ohio. It is sure to be a first-of-its-kind, not-to-be-missed show as nine Miss A. Sisters will join together to  Celebrate America. Tickets are still available and donations are still welcomed for this charity event put on by Celebrate America Productions, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For tickets, go to http://www.sanduskystate.com and for donations, send them to

Celebrate America Productions

P.O. Box 1435

Sandusky, Ohio

44870

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A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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