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DuBois Shop 'n Save Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

DUBOIS, Pa.--Some people grocery shopping in DuBois Tuesday found themselves helping to fight breast cancer.

The Shop n' Save on Commons Drive teamed up with the Amercian Cancer Society for its annual "Grocers Fight Cancer" event.

Stores and businesses from around the community donated gift baskets to be raffled off, and leaders of some of those companies donated their time to bag groceries for tips, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

The store's owner, Tim Fezell, said he hopes this event will bring more awareness to breast cancer.

"We've had our own cancer issues within our family. Most people have one way or another, and we just feel the need to continue to help fight that cause, because it's there every day in everybody's life," Fezell told 6 News.

Members of the American Cancer Society say events like these are helping to save lives.  

They said more people are detecting the disease earlier and that death from breast cancer has decreased by 34 percent since 1990.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times