Most women would love any excuse to wear their wedding dresses again and many may be even more inclined to wear it to promote breast cancer awareness
. This is just what happened last Saturday night when the Brides for Breast Cancer fundraising event took place at the Sapphire Room in Peterborough, Canada, The Peterborough Examiner reports.
Not only did women attend to be able to wear their dresses, they also showed up to listen to and show support for Barb Vesteeg - a four-time breast cancer survivor. Vesteeg was the keynote speaker during the event which raised $3,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
"I am a breast cancer survivor 22 years," Vesteeg said during the event. "The score right now is cancer 0, Barb 4."
Aside from discussing her own bouts of the disease, Vesteeg also spoke about the importance of getting annual screenings, at any age.
"It is a disease that affects young women, not just older women," she said. "They should all get breast exams and if anything looks suspicious get it checked out."
For the grand finale, all women in attendance took part in Strutt Central, where they walked around the area proudly displaying their message in fabulous dresses. Raising money and awareness can help save live in the future as the disease is the second leading cause of death in women behind lung cancer, Cancer.org reports.