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Show supports breast cancer survivor program

The members of She-Laas, a performance group from Australia, are doing their part to benefit women who have battled breast cancer by donating a percentage of proceeds to a wellness program, The Pakenham-Berwick Gazette reports.

The groups will be putting on a performance down under in August that will benefit the gentle exercise program run by the YWCA.

The program has been designed specifically for women who have battled breast cancer, focusing on increasing mobility and flexibility in the upper body, which is beneficial to the lymphatic system. The program also helps reduce the risk of swelling after breast cancer surgery.

"The exercise program is all about building up the survivors' self-esteem," performer Marion Rodda told the news source. "And that goes perfectly with our show, it's about having fun."

The ladies came up with the idea when they realized that their performances were dominated by everything pink, and Rodda had her own scare with breast cancer, prompting them to contact the Cancer Council. The organization helped put them in touch with the YWCA to setup the show.

"The night is going to be something special, and spectacular for everyone," she told the news provider.

According to the Breast Cancer Network Australia, Australian women have a 1 in 9 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19888516-ADNFCR
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