"I always felt that everyone has a purpose and I feel my purpose now is to tell one and save one."
It's a passion that Dawn James says she has had ever since she fought breast cancer and won. That was three years ago. Now as a breast cancer survivor, she works to spread awareness about the disease.
"After going through the traumatic diagnosis of being told that I have breast cancer. When I got well, I wanted to do something to give back to my community because so many people from all over helped me, as well as my family and my colleagues and friends."
Armed with lots of pink Dawn spends time in the community at places like the Warner Robins Verizon store talking about the disease and her upcoming fund raiser.
It's called Dawn's Ta-Ta Celebration and is set for Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott on Watson Blvd.
She says the money raised will go to two cancer charities.
"We decided to have a function and make it more like a party so people would remember. They'd come out and make small donations," said James.
"I hope everyone will come out and enjoy. If nothing else, you might not remember a lot about me or that night but I hope they remember how I made them feel about their bodies and going and getting themselves checked. I am a big advocate for just check the Ta-Tas. I was glad that I knew it and that I was able to check and find my own lump but some people are not as lucky."
Dawn's Fund raising event to benefit breast cancer charity and research gets underway at 7:30pm Saturday October 6, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott on Watson in Warner Robins.
Tickets are ten dollars.
You can buy them at the door or call 478-458-0063.
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