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Tattoo parlor reaches out to local breast cancer patient

For Dina Rodgers of Indiana, life has been a whirlwind of emotions ever since she lost her husband to a motorcycle accident in 2003. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2010 when doctors found a lump in her breast. Rodgers has endured surgery and chemotherapy and now is benefiting from the generosity of a local tattoo parlor named Hank's Tattoo, according to

Janie Hernandez, Rodgers' cousin, is married to Hank from Hank's Tattoo and together they decided to throw a fundraiser in Dina's honor to raise money for the cost of a wig and to pay her medical expenses.

"It is overwhelming that people are stepping up to help purchase my wig and that brings tears to my eyes," Rodgers told the news source.

Hank's Tattoo will host the fundraiser this Saturday accompanied by raffles, a bake sale, and bluegrass music all for the benefit of Rodgers. Hank hopes to continue the fundraisers in the future - his goal is to have a cancer benefit every other month dubbed Working for Heaven in 2011.

According to, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime.
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