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Southwest Church hosts ‘Local Love’ community event benefitting Breast Cancer

Hundreds of people attended ‘Love Local,' a community event benefiting the Desert Cancer Foundation.

Dozens of vendors and community health centers set up at Southwest Church Sunday morning, including Riverside University Health System that was providing free breast exams for attendees. 

The event serves as a preview of the 17th annual ‘Paint El Paseo Pink’ walk taking place October 14.

Mark Scheibach, Executive Director of Desert Cancer Foundation said, "If you have a cancer diagnosis and can't afford to pay for cancer care, that's what the desert cancer foundation does."

There were dozens of vendors and booths decorated in pink to support the cause.

Natalie Dawson pastor at Southwest Church said, "Each of our vendors are here. They're supporting breast cancer awareness. They all decorated their booths to support breast cancer, all of the money that is raised is actually going towards the foundation (Paint El Paseo Pink)."

Felicia Harris with nonprofit, Greater Works Today said, "It just gives them a gift of hope that someone that they don't even know, cares enough to provide them with something that's going to give them hope."

This year’s ‘Paint El Paseo Pink’ event is expecting more than 2 thousand attendees, for more information and to register for this year's walk you can click HERE.

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