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Published February 06, 2010, 06:12 PM

Two Girls Spreading Awareness About Breast Cancer

Two Grafton High School Students are trying to educate their community about the awareness of breast cancer.

Two Grafton High School Students are trying to educate their community about the awareness of breast cancer.

Brittany Lizakowski and Taylor Aasand are fighting back on the war against breast cancer because they have experienced it first hand. Both of the Grafton Seniors lost their mothers to the disease at a young age.

Brittany Lizakowski/"Fight Like a Girl": it was really hard to see my mom suffer and go through what she did and I also suffered a lot and just helping other kids my age younger or older not having to do this by finding a cure.

The girls are speaking at local support groups, creating brochures and raising money for breast cancer research by selling cupcakes and cookies at local sporting events.

Taylor Aasand/"Fight Like a Girl": I feel honored to have the resources and the people around us to support us to do something like this, and I think it's one of the only ways I know how to honor my mother

The two are developing a Family Career and Community Leaders of America project called "Fight Like a Girl" to help both families and communities stay informed about breast cancer. Their advisor Deb McKay says she's proud of their personal accomplishments.

Deb McKay/FCCLA Advisor: they had to live through situations with their own families, and it's very emotional and I'm proud of them for their efforts.

They both say they would give anything to get their mothers back, but because they can't, they both are trying to do their part to find a cure for cancer.

Brittany Lizakowski/"Fight Like a Girl": It feels good that i can do at least a little bit cause every little amount you can give counts.

The girls also plan on attending the Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Minneapolis.Brittany and Taylor have raised 300 of their one-thousand dollar goal so far.

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