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Vote online to fight breast cancer

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A Valdosta breast cancer organization needs your vote to win $25,000.

The money will go toward mammograms for people who otherwise couldn't afford them.

Meet Tracy Thomas she's a breast cancer survivor who says getting a mammogram saved her life.

Doctors were able to detect the cancer early.

"It's hard to deal with," said Tracy Thomas, the President of Get A Mammy. "It takes someone away from the inside out and as someone who's watched family members die from breast cancer it's horrific it really is."

Thomas was diagnosed in 2009 when she was 45.

"I had a biopsy the week of Christmas and December 23," said Thomas. "They came back and told me it was cancer and we went ahead and scheduled my surgery.

Her mother died of breast cancer.

"My mother went without having a mammogram and by the time they found it was in it's later stages," said Thomas.

Now her goal is to pay for mammograms for women who currently don't get regular screenings.

"You try to turn something negative into a positive," said Thomas.

153 organizations are applying for a $25,000 grant from an organization called Pink Well. You can help Thomas's group win.

You need a facebook or twitter account. You log on to pinkwell.org. You get 10 votes and the Get Mammy organization here in Valdosta hopes you'll vote for them.

When you cast your votes, you'll be saving lives one mammogram at a time.

Click here for more information.


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