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Boxers and Bras Raises Awareness for Cancer Screenings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Northwest Iowans are invited to decorate boxers or a bra to encourage mammograms and colon screenings as part of the fifth annual "Boxers and Bras for a Cause", sponsored by the June E. Nylen Cancer Center and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Siouxland Affiliate.

The decorated boxers and bras are the focus in a runway show at the cocktail party which will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5:30 -- 7:30 p.m. at the Sioux City Museum. The cocktail party will feature all of the decorated boxers and bras. Attendees will vote on their favorites while enjoying fabulous food and drinks.

"Boxers and Bras for A Cause is a bold way to draw attention to preventing breast and colon cancer", said Amanda Beller, volunteer chair of the event and owner of Windows America. "A third of all cancers could be cured if detected early and treated adequately that is why we are encouraging getting screened."

The Boxers and Bras for a Cause campaign is in its fifth year and its purpose is to educate and encourage women to get a mammogram at age 40 and both men and women to get a colonoscopy at age 50 unless they have other risk factors. Proceeds of the event go directly to June E. Nylen Cancer Center and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Siouxland Affiliate to pay for screenings for the people of Siouxland.

The deadline for entries is October 9, 2012. To submit an entry or to purchase tickets for the event, go to http://www.nylencancercenter.com or call Tracy Feathers at 712-252-9426. Check out last year's runway show and photos the website.

For more information call Tracy Feathers at 712-252-9426 or email featherst@jencc.com.

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