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Foundation offers wigs and breast care help for local women

After her battle with breast cancer, a Valley woman set out to make a difference.

Four years ago, Holly Rose founded the Live and Give Foundation, a local non-profit organization that encourages women to do self breast exams and get yearly mammograms.

They also educate women about prevention. The "Don't be a Chump! Check for a Lump!" program has been effective in motivating women to stay mindful of their breast health.

The foundation also provides custom wigs to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in Arizona. Rose says when she lost her hair, she realized how important having hair makes you feel.

"It's your identity as a wife, woman, mother," she said. "It's who you are, and you don't think about it until you lose it."

Aside from offering wigs, the foundation also offers low-income women access to funds to pay for mammograms.

About the Author

Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.


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