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The Chocolate Goat hosted a breast cancer event

Pink ribbons and a silent auction were all featured with breast cancer awareness in mind, as the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation hosted a fundraiser at the Chocolate Goat in Lafayette, New Jersey, according to a report from The Advertiser News.

The event included sales of pink ribbons for $5. Some of the sales from the Chocolate Goat also went towards the breast cancer foundation.

The Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation has generated more than $10 million since it was started in 1998 by Pat Miller and Barbara Baekgaard. Miller and Baekgaard own Vera Bradley, which sells handbags, luggage sets and other accessories.

They founded the organization in order to commemorate a friend who passed away due to breast cancer.

Breast cancer affects one out of eight women in the U.S. at some point in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. Women over the age of 40 should receive yearly mammograms in order to detect breast cancer as early as possible.
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