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Glamour for the Girls event helps benefit breast cancer awareness and education

A bra and shoe auction held at the Bridgeport Conference Center in West Virginia raised money for breast cancer awareness, research and education, WBOY News reports.

The inaugural event, called Glamour for the Girls, benefited the United Hospital Center's Cancer center, and was such a success that organizers are hoping to make it an annual affair.

"We're hoping to raise awareness of breast cancer and of the breast cancer supportive services available in our community, and to do it in a fun way," Vicki Angotti, co-chair of the event, told the news outlet.

Linda Carte, director of Cancer Services at UHC, also took the time to emphasize the importance of early detection.

"So we have to be our own best friend, we have to listen to our body and when changes occur we have to bring it to the attention of our physician," Carte told the news outlet.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime.
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