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Breast casts for breast cancer

Earlier this week, Q92 radio host Mellaney Dahl met her breast cast for the first time. As she looked at the mould of herself, painted by Canadian Red Dragon tattoo artist Laurier Falldien, she couldn't help but smile.
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Mellaney Dahl, a Q92 radio host, was one of five women to be immortalized in plaster breast casts. Her cast was painted by Canadian Red Dragon tattoo artist Laurier Falldien. All five casts will be auctioned at the Laughing Buddha on Feb. 4. Photo by Jenny Jelen.
Earlier this week, Q92 radio host Mellaney Dahl met her breast cast for the first time.

As she looked at the mould of herself, painted by Canadian Red Dragon tattoo artist Laurier Falldien, she couldn't help but smile.

“I think he's done an incredible job,” she said.

On Feb. 4, her cast, along with moulds of Holly Thorne, Andrea Sacchetto, Pandora Topp and Mini Gregorini will be auctioned off at the Laughing Buddha to support Keep-A-Breast (KAB) Canada.

The organization, which promotes breast cancer awareness to younger generations, is fairly new in Canada, said Michelle Murray, a member of KAB's board of directors who lives in Sudbury. A number of celebrities have been casted. A mould of Katy Perry sold for $3,500, Murray said.

Dahl said it was “so great” to be involved in a program that reaches out to a generation that may not pay attention to breast cancer otherwise.

“It's reaching a younger, edgier crowd, but that younger, edgier crowd can get breast cancer too,” she said.

The community is welcome to check out the casts when they're on display at the Laughing Buddha. A suggested $10 will be collected at the door.

Bidding on the casts, painted by Will Morin, Robert Sacchetto, Heather Topp and Tennille Heinonen will begin at $75.

For more information about the fundraiser or to donate to KAB, phone 705-674-2349 or e-mail michelle@keep-a-breast.org.


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