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Breast cancer survivors create cookbook for the cause

Breast cancer survivor Cathy McGrath has made it her duty to spread breast cancer awareness now that she is in remission. In the 19 years since she was diagnosed, McGrath has become a tireless advocate for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and has recently put together "Recipes for a Cure," a collection of 200 recipes from breast cancer survivors and supporters alike, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"I didn't really know what I wanted, but thought I'd just throw it together," McGrath told the news source with a chuckle.

Cathy and her cousin Debbie Bowers, who lost her mother and Aunt to cancer, decided to work on the cookbook together and began collecting recipes from friends and family and online. The collection process started off slowly, but the pair eventually gathered 200 recipes via e-mail.

Most of the recipes in the book use ingredients you can find in your local grocery store. The cookbook features dishes from all over the country and has an authentic feel compiled by every day women.

According to the American Cancer Society, women should begin yearly mammograms at age 40.
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