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North Star Cancer Center hangs 'bra-chandelier'

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YAKIMA, WA - In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  North Star Cancer Center has created a Bradelier. It's a bra chandelier with 350 bras hanging from it, representing 350 women who get diagnosed with breast cancer in the Yakima Valley each year. The cancer center says they hope anyone who walks into their lobby understands what message they're trying to put out. 

"We want to honor our breast cancer survivors. we want to honor those going through treatment," says North Star Navigator Geri Katton. "We want to honor those who survived treatment. We want to make sure people are aware of how prevalent breast cancer is."

Nearly 1 in 8 women will get diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. North Star hopes that the bra chandelier inspires women to do monthly self-checks as well as get annual mammograms. 

The bradelier took several days to hang. The 350 bras were all donated from members in the community. The cancer center hopes to hang it around other hospitals in the area and throughout the future. 

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