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Bountiful businesses take up breast cancer fight
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LOCAL BUSINESS Pat’s Dancewear will be involved in the event.
LOCAL BUSINESS Pat’s Dancewear will be involved in the event.

Managing Editor

BOUNTIFUL — Finding a cure for breast cancer is going local.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m., several downtown Bountiful businesses, including many women-owned, will keep their doors open later than usual,.

It’s to celebrate and support “Save the Girls,” a local effort supporting breast cancer research.

Shoppers can listen to live music, indulge in some treats, visit a Halloween open house and make purchases where a portion of proceeds will go to benefit the cancer fight, said Tamara England. She owns Touche, near the southwest corner of Main and 100 South in downtown Bountiful.

Anyone wearing pink, the recognized breast cancer fight color, may win a prize.    

 At Touche, Miss Davis County Ellie Tucker will perform, as will two young violinists. That store will also offer 10 percent discounts.

At Pat’s Dancewear, manager Shana Mitchell said pink shirts emblazoned with “Dancers Fight Cancer” will be on sale, not only that night but through October. One dollar from each shirt sale will be donated to cancer research, she said.

Those wishing to support the cancer effort may purchase prize drawing tickets for $1 at Touche, Wight House, Living Showroom, The Book Garden, and other participating businesses. Prizes include a stay at Grand America, gift certificates and other prizes.  Winners will be contacted Friday by Living Showroom, which is spearheading much of the event.

Some businesses will be donating a portion of their sales to fight cancer research to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The women business owners have many reasons to participate.

For example, Touche  carries many Vera Bradley products, a line that supports breast cancer research through a portion of its proceeds.

“I have a friend and an aunt who are both cancer survivors,” England said.  “Everyone has a personal story,” knows someone impacted. “  

Kathy Hall of Farmington is one of her customers. A secretary at Davis High School, she is a breast cancer survivor.

“I did my treatment 10 yeas ago,” Hall said. “Research has come so far since my treatment. There are drugs that make it much easier on the system. Research has come  a long way.”

Visitors can also make one last stop at the Farmers’ Market, between 100 and 200 South and 100 East. It will remain open until dusk, said Mary Carpenter, market director.

The  Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was formed in memory of Susan Komen who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33 and died three years later.

Activities include:

• Live music by Miss Davis County and more.

• A prize drawing with prizes including hotel stays and more.

• Prizes for wearing pink.

• Fundraising for breast cancer research

• Discounts and special merchandise
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