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U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller auctions helmet for breast cancer awareness

Ski helmets can save skiers from life-threatening injuries if they take a tumble while sliding through the powder, but can they also help cure breast cancer?

Well, kind of. A helmet worn at the Olympic Games by U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller is being auctioned off to support breast cancer awareness, according to ESPN.com.

The athlete has signed the safety equipment, and will be putting it up for sale on eBay. The proceeds from the sale will benefit Pam Warman, a former U.S. ski technician who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine mammogram, the website reports.

The bidding will end on Wednesday night. As of now, the piece of memorabilia has already garnered an offer of $8,100.

The American Cancer Society recommends that all women over the age of 40 begin undergoing routine cancer screenings, though younger women in their 20s and 30s can begin administering breast self exams.

Not everyone can drop thousands of dollars to support a cause that they're passionate about, but men and women can lend their valuable time and energy to support breast cancer awareness initiatives in their communities.
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