Auburn store raises cancer awareness through "Hope Floats" balloon release

Auburn store raises cancer awareness through "Hope Floats" balloon release

Nancy Fuller is a breast cancer survivor and traveled from Montgomery to Auburn to partake in a balloon release hosted by the downtown store, Wrapsody.

Fuller had just given birth to her daughter, Jamie, when doctors told her the diagnoses 25 years ago.

"I 100 percent owe my life to my daughter because at that age I had never had a mammogram before, knew nothing about it. My daughter is my lifeline and she is the reason I am here today," says Fuller.

Wrapsody has sponsored the Hope Floats event in Auburn, as well as its location in Hoover, for several years.

Throughout the month of October, they raise money to benefit the East Alabama Medical foundation and its patients.

"We try to celebrate our local survivors and the ladies who are fighting the disease and all that money goes to the foundation to help with free mammograms," explains Wrapsody Co-Owner, Sarah Brown.

Over $1,750 has been raised to help patients who cannot afford treatments, and fund screenings with the goal of detecting cancer in its early stages.

"This is the fund I use to provide mammograms and other testing for women who are underinsured or uninsured in the six surrounding counties so I can't thank the community and Wrapsody enough for helping these women," explains Colleen Alsobrook of the East Alabama Medical Center Foundation.

"We are proof that you can survive if it is found in time," says Fuller, "So please in any shape, form, or fashion do whatever it takes."

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