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Local Woman Gather To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

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 YAKIMA, WA.- October is breast cancer awareness month and the O'hana Mammography Center marked the first day with a campaign for raising awareness.

Local women in the community gathered Wednesday to raise money and awareness for a disease that affects one out of eight women.

The center partnered with Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital for their first annual “Keep Support Local” event.

     They got creative this year with banners, T-shirts, and bright pink bras strung all up and down the sidewalks.

     Organizers told KNDO they got a lot of support from the community.

“It's been fantastic, so many people have been honking their horns and stopping, we've been giving out flyers on info and selling T-shirts,” Carol Vanevenhoven with the ‘Ohana Center told KNDO.

     Their goal is to help women find treatment and utilize breast screenings locally.

     The money they raise will go toward helping women who can't afford treatment and will also help pay for equipment and research.

    If you're wondering what they're planning to do with all the pink bras strung up on the street, they'll be donating them to the Yakima Women's Resource Center.

     But they'll be leaving the pink lights up all month to remind women of local breast cancer services.