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Breast cancer gala tops fundraising goal

October 31, 2006

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Organizers of the Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer fundraiser said this year's gala raised more than last year's $53,000 fundraising total.

Although organizers didn't yet have exact numbers, co-chairwoman Nancy Thellman said they sold more than 500 tickets to Saturday's event at $25 each. Plus, she said, donations, raffles and other fundraisers helped push the total higher.

The donations help provide mammograms for uninsured and underinsured Douglas County residents, plus equipment and education materials for Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The hospital sponsors the fundraiser, which this year was at the Toyota Pavilion in the Crown Auto Plaza, 3400 S. Iowa.

Shari Mott, above, a registered nurse in the LMH oncology department, wore a boxer costume to the event. "We're pinking out tonight to knock out breast cancer," Mott said of the LMH oncology department.

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