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Capital Breast Care Center raises more than $125,000 to help women fight breast cancer

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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports the Capital Breast Care Center's annual breakfast  'The Gift of Life' raised more than $125,000.

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DC showed it's overwhelming support at a breakfast to support breast cancer services in Washington. At 'The Gift of Life' annual fundraiser, Michelle Fenty highlighted services the CBCC provides - like mammograms and cervical screenings for women regardless of their ability to pay.

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Survivors like Toni Gordon gave a compelling testimony referencing DC's high breast cancer rates by saying 'We need to help each other now.'

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton gave the keynote address. Councilwomen Mary Cheh a breast cancer survivor along with Yvette Alexander and Muriel Bowser presented a honorary resolution to the CBCC.

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