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Wedding Dresses Raise Money for Breast Cancer Fund

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KENNEWICK, Wash-- Pink ribbons meet white dresses as brides-to-be search for their next perfect match.


"I love it," says Laura Scraper, who is getting married in May.  "I think it's gorgeous.   I couldn't have wished for anything more from a wedding dress."

Dresses were on display in the hundreds.  But these dresses won't set you back thousands.  Good news, considering our current economic crisis. 
 

It is often said a wedding dress can bring a bride a thousand memories.  But today's goal was to create one more, not just for the bride, but for the terminally ill living with breast cancer.

"The money that we're raising is going to be granting holiday wishes for our wish recipients," says Brenda Chovanak, regional director of Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.   "This is going to be somebody's last christmas with their families or holiday season."

And so they came out--in the dozens.  Group after group looking at dress after dress.  And as the hunt went on, the men sat on the sidelines.

If you look hard enough, as these women did for a bargain, you'll find a bride with a story.

"Both of my grandmothers died from breast cancer so it makes a big difference to me having actually seen what people go through when they have the disease and when they're dying from it," says Scraper.

Laura found that perfect dress, one that fits her like a glove, and says the price is just as nice.   And she's not alone.

"I saw this, she picked it out and we got it and tried it on and it fit perfect so i had to get it," says Larrissa Moore, a newly engaged bride-to-be.

Dresses weren't the only things on display for those in the wedding spirit.  Cakes, make-up, even planners were all on-hand to cap off that perfect occasion.  And the outcome?  It's sure to be a day that bring memories.

"I appreciate the beauty of the dresses but what they mean is so much more," says Chovanak.
 

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