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NYU sorority raises $1,428 at Breast Cancer Ball

About 300 people attended the Alpha Sigma Tau's (AST) 5th annual Breast Cancer Ball at The Rosenthal Pavilion at New York University, reports The Washington Square News, NYU's student newspaper.

AST's Breast Cancer Ball included music from DJ MuZach, raffles for prizes ranging from a Michael Kors watch to a basketball signed by NBA center Andrew Bynum, who plays for the Lakers.

One of the guest speakers was Diane McNamara, a breast cancer survivor and aunt of AST member Natalie Walsh.

"I advise you to go onto the American Cancer Society website or the Susan G. Komen website, and read up about it. We are everywhere, common place folks we are. We fight the grand battle," McNamara told the audience.

The donations raised by the Ball will be given to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

According to the ACS, more than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in women in 2010. The numbers of breast cancer deaths have been decreasing since 1990, as awareness and mammogram screenings have been increasing.
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