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Bingo to raise money for breast cancer research

A mother who is currently suffering from breast cancer is attempting to raise money for the Susan G. Komen three-day walk for a cure, and she is doing so with a bingo night, according to the Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch.

Vonia Walther has helped a great deal over the years toward breast cancer awareness, but it became personal when she was diagnosed in the past year.

"It was all over one breast and there was no choice but to do a mastectomy," Walther told the news source. "I had to make a decision about the other breast and decided to go ahead and make it a double mastectomy. It was a hard decision to make."

Walther added that she has been getting mammograms since she was 35 years old, which helped her a great deal in this situation because they caught it early, the media outlet reports.

Now, Walther is putting together a Bingo For Boobies night, to raise money for her team as they walk for a cure.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. This disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer.
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