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Cheerleaders raise money for breast cancer center

The Mount Sinai High School cheerleaders recently presented a $1,000 check to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Center at Stony Brook Hospital this past Tuesday. The cheerleaders raised more than $4,000 over a five-week span during the pink flamingo "flocking" fundraiser, according to the Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch.

The money they gave the center will go to screenings and patient care, so that those who are trying to prevent or treat the disease, have less to worry about, according to the media outlet.

"It was worth it if one woman gets a mammogram or one of these girls becomes aware because of it,” Lisa Stovall, one of three moms along with Margaret Harman and Donna Vacirca who organized the fundraiser, told the news source.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. It is the second most common form of cancer among women behind skin cancer, and is the second most leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer.
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