Cancer survivors reach out to other patients

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BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — Two local cancer survivors continue their quest to help others fighting the same battle.

Sunday marked the second annual “Survivor’s Bloom” fashion show to benefit Yellow Brick Place.

The goal is to raise enough money to build or rent space to house a cancer wellness center serving the tri-county area.

The center will not provide medical advice, but it will offer a number of resources such as support groups and healing therapies.

The idea is the dream of cancer survivors Anna Aey and Donna Detwiler.

“You know we have a lot of great services here in the youngstown area, but we need to centralize them and to make them more accessible to people,” said Detwiler. “If they don’t know how to find help, it’s not going to help them, so that’s what we’re trying to do.”

WKBN/WYTV’s own Roxann Sebest was the emcee for Sunday’s fashion show.

Yellow Brick Place is also taking donations through their website which can be found by clicking here.

 

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