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Paint the town pink

The Leesburg Downtown Business Association in Virginia will be holding its monthly Girl's Night Out event, though this month holds a deeper importance, the Leesburg Patch reports.

During the upcoming night out, the 14 businesses involved will honor breast cancer awareness month by serving free cupcakes to shoppers courtesy of Mom's Apple Pie, Lightfoot Bakery and Lola's Cookies & Treats.

Jillian Cimino, owner of Lola's Cookies & Treats, will also be selling a special vanilla cupcake with pink frosting and sprinkles to symbolize breast cancer. All proceeds from these treats will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

"Personally, I have family members that have been affected by breast cancer," Cimino told the publication. "I think it’s just great that everyone is becoming so aware of it and taking action to prevent it."

Aside from the cupcakes, participants in the Girls Night Out should also follow pink balloons that will be set up in front of all participating stores. Terri Downs, the event organizer said all stores will also have Thinking of You boards inside where shoppers can write down the name of someone they know who is currently fighting breast cancer, or someone who has lost their battle.

Early detection is key to beating the disease. Nearly 88 percent of all stage 1 patients have a five-year survival rate, Cancer.org reports.
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