Warner Robins Purse Auction for Cancer

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A Warner Robins business wants you to dust off your old purses and handbags and give them up for an important cause. 
"We've got a nice assortment of purses, anywhere from a brand new designer bag to Vera Bradley and I can't think of anybody else of the top of my head, but we've got quite a few," said Judy Mason of Color Me Pink in Warner Robins.

Mason says she's rounded up her network of friends to pitch in a purse, or two, or three. The donations are stocked at her Color Me Pink store, but she says the more, the better.

"We've asked the community to donate gently used or new purses so that we can hold this event at the Galleria Mall on the 13th of April," said Mason

She says she's organized a purse auction to raise money for breast cancer with the help of a few volunteers who are cancer survivors.

"I am a three time cancer survivor. Breast cancer and thyroid cancer. I'm a little out from a year with my thyroid cancer and 20 years on the breast cancer the first time, so it's very passionate for me. I like helping out," said Lisa Silverman.

"We're raising money for the Relay for Life, and so I'd like to see it go into more research and help it get rid of cancer," said Silverman. 

"Relay for Life which is held in May, and it covers all cancers. It's a big event that they have every year in Perry at the Perry Fairgrounds, and all the money stays here in Georgia to help with cancer research," said Janet Smith who is also a cancer survivor. 

That event has them geared up to do their best with their purse auction. Mason and her friends say they hope that you can help too.

"I am always trying to make people aware of cancer here in Middle Georgia. There's a lot of it and until it hits home, you don't really think about it. So, this is a good awareness event and can raise money for a worthy cause," said Mason. 

The Purse Auction event is set for Saturday April 13th at 2pm at the Galleria Mall, outside of the JC Penny store.

For more information call 478-953-1377.

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