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Seacoast New Hampshire concert to benefit local breast cancer programs

Rye, New Hampshire, will host the seventh annual Seacoast Concert for a Cure on August 4. The event has raised more than $100,000 for local non-profits that benefit breast cancer survivors and their families, according to Seacoast Online.

The Seacoast Concert for a Cure was developed by a network of breast cancer survivors who call themselves Breast Friends. The organization, through emails and monthly meetings serves as a support system for dozens of New Hampshire women battling the disease.

Performing at the event, held at the Seacoast Science Center, will be Truffle, an upbeat musical group, and Bills, an all-female blues, folk and country band.

Proceeds from the 2011 event will support three local organizations: BreastCancerStories.org, Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats and On Belay.

Events like the Seacoast Concert for Cure make Pink Ribbon activities news by increasing awareness. Through these initiatives, women all over the world have more knowledge about the risks and signs of breast cancer. Some of symptoms, according to the National Cancer Institute, include a lump in or near the breast or underarm, a change in the size and shape of the breast, or a dimple or puckering in the skin of the breast.
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