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Women go topless in an effort to fight against breast cancer

Women of Santa Cruz, California, assembled on Sunday afternoon with bare chests in an effort to support the fight against breast cancer and raise money to produce positive breast cancer health news, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

This event was organized by Mariana Sophia Santiago, a local artist who participated as well, having an American flag painted across her bare chest, according to the news provider.

Santa Cruz is one of the few cities that allows women to go topless, and these ladies made sure to take advantage, especially on National Go Topless Day.

Kait O'Connel was one of the women who participated, the 18-year-old has an extensive family history of the disease.

"My grandma and mom both had breast cancer and I found out I have the gene for it too, so, I figure I might as well flaunt them while I got them," she told the new source.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. The disease is second leading in cancer-related death rates among women, following only to lung cancer.
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