Teen’s project to benefit cancer center

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An enterprising young woman is hoping her efforts will make life a bit more comfortable for women in the area fighting breast cancer.

Emily Erb is going into the twelfth grade at South Range High School this fall and in order to graduate, all the seniors must perform a community service project. Erb organized a bake sale Thursday inside Saint Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Erb said she got the inspiration for the project from her mom’s friend who is battling breast cancer.

“Through watching her and her fight and seeing how strong she was, I knew that I wanted to do something to encourage others with my senior project,” said Erb. “This bake sale is going to benefit that.”

Erb is using the proceeds from the sale as well as some other fundraising projects to buy material to make fleece blankets for patients of the Joanie Abdu Breast Cancer Center.

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