Breast cancer is a Witch

If you’re looking to distinguish yourself from the rest of the Halloween costumes this year, you might want to pick up a customized, one-of-a-kind witch hat. Not only will you be adding a devilishly delicious hat to your collection, but you will also be supporting VCU Massey Cancer Center.

The Shops at 5807 will host Breast Cancer’s a Witch this Thursday from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. This “frightful fête” will give the public the opportunity to gawk at, and purchase, one-of-a-kind witch hats. Proceeds will go to benefit the VCU Massey Cancer Center.

“My wildly creative retailers and staff decided to decorate these funky witch hats for Halloween,” says 5807 co-owner Leigh Dobbins, a 6-year breast cancer survivor. “The prototype hats were so fabulous I knew we could use them to make a powerful impact for breast cancer research. Massey Cancer Center resonates with everyone here; even our sponsors are decorating hats.”

Over 20 hats will be put up for auction for which the public may bid. Dobbins’ business partner, Anne Braswell, adds, “Each witch hat is a work of wearable art and a true conversation piece.

The VCU Massey Cancer Center is a multi-faceted cancer research center, focusing on prevention, detection, and treatment. It currently has over 25 clinical and therapeutic trials on going, including a trial that is studying the effectiveness of cranial stimulation (small electrical currents across the scalp) in reducing negative side effects from chemo, and improving the patient’s quality of life.

Entry into the witch hat auction is free. Attendees may contribute to the event’s cause by purchasing assorted novelty items within the $5 range and by also donating to the “Cure Cauldron,” in addition to bidding on the witch hats up for auction.

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