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Study found pink items raise money for local programs

A new study conducted by researchers from Washington University found that "pink dollars" and other efforts to raise breast cancer are filling financial gaps for the breast cancer awareness programs, according to St. Louis CBS News.

"We found that these methods of generating revenue for breast cancer awareness, prevention and education can really fill some gaps created by recent budget cuts," Amy Eyler, the author of the study, told the news source.

The study found that Missouri's breast cancer license plates, which are decorated with pink ribbons and the name of a survivor, has raised more than $25,000 for breast cancer breakthrough news and research, the media outlet reports.

According to the Susan G. Komen organization, once women turn 40 years old, it is recommended that they receive yearly mammograms to ensure that if they do have the disease, that it is caught at its earlier stages. Those who have an extensive family history of the disease may want to start going for these exams earlier on.
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