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Byline: Lori Becker
Sep. 21--WEST PALM BEACH -- Kathy Foster credits her many successes to her greatest loss.
A business owner and top executive of a nonprofit group, Foster said it all began when her 5-year-old son Christian died in 1980 from spinal meningitis.
"Chris made me realize that every day has to have a purpose. That took me from being a country club wife to finding things that could make a difference," said Foster, 59.
Foster's efforts helped earn her the 2006 Athena Award, which was presented Wednesday by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.
The Athena Awards recognize women business leaders around the world. The chamber has …