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#SmilingforErica and breast cancer awareness

#SmilingforErica and breast cancer awareness (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A mom started the hashtag #smilingforErica, as part of a bra donation program.

The bras and the program are designed to raise awareness of the kind of cancer that took Erica's life called “Triple Negative. People can see ribbons on the bras, they were given to women recovering from addiction at First Step Home.

Josie Holloman-Adams first delivered the bras to First Step Home. They were collected to honor her daughter Dr. Erica Holloman. Erica lost her battle to Triple Negative Breast Cancer at age 35.

It's an aggressive form of breast cancer that tends to hit younger women and those who are African American. The mission of the Erica J. Holloman Foundation is to help women learn more about this type of breast cancer.

Nathalie McComis, First Step Home President, said, “We learned about Triple Negative Breast Cancer which is something that I'd never heard of before.”

Josie Holloman-Adams said, “We are doing education. We're telling them about Triple Negative Breast Cancer, making them aware that they need to take care of their own health issues.”

CLICK HERE for a link to the Erica J. Holloman Foundation if you would like to make a donation or learn more about Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

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