A Cape Vincent
resident is working towards raising awareness and money to benefit the American Cancer Society's
efforts for breast cancer and ovarian cancer awareness
Shannon Cummings, owner of Main Street Bags in Cape Vincent, is creating custom handmade canvas bags dedicated to the spread of information about ovarian and breast cancer.
She hand makes each bag with a front pocket containing a pink theme for breast cancer or a teal theme for ovarian. Each of the bags is sold for $25 with a $3 donation made towards each cause, depending on the color and purpose.
September is national ovarian cancer awareness month with October following as national breast cancer awareness month. Mrs. Cummings explained that she began making the bags to give back to the cancer society and help raise awareness.
“Because so many family members and friends have this challenge I decided I needed a way to give back to the foundation of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. So I started making these bags,” said Mrs. Cummings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site, “Among women in the United States, ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death, after lung and bronchus, breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.”
To find out more information regarding Main Street Bags in Cape Vincent and Shannon Cummings donations to the American Cancer Society visit www.mnstbags.com.