Bracelets for breast cancer

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

PHOENIX -- A Valley 9-year-old is participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by selling hand-made bracelets.

What started as a summer hobby to decrease her use in electronics, Anika Lovecchio has turned bracelet making in to a way to help a cause.

"I'm giving all my profits in October to breast cancer awareness because my aunt had breast cancer," Lovecchio said.

All donations will be made in her aunt's name.

"I know that every 15 minutes someone dies of breast cancer," Lovecchio said.

"She's been involved since she was very little," her father Dr. Frank Lovecchio said. He worked as a volunteer doctor for the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk and Anika helped him the whole time.

Bracelets are 2 for $15 and can be purchased at Lola Coffee on Roosevelt and 3rd Ave in Phoenix and Ceiba Beauty Guru on 32nd Street and Campbell.

Daniel Wayne, the owner of Lola Coffee, has agreed to match donations that Anika raises for awareness.