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First Canvases for a Cure fundraiser wraps up at FGH

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More than 60 paintings were up for auction at the first, Canvases for a Cure at Forrest General Hospital. More than 60 paintings were up for auction at the first, Canvases for a Cure at Forrest General Hospital.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A three-day fund raising event to fight breast cancer wrapped up at Forrest General Hospital's Cancer Center Wednesday.

Final bids were accepted in the first, Canvases for a Cure.

About 60 paintings were up for auction, with all proceeds benefitting the Cancer Center through the Forrest General Hospital Foundation.

They were painted by Forrest General Hospital's Spirit Girls and members of the Southern Miss Panhellenic Council.

"Ultimately, it's not about the money, it's more about what it's doing for the patients and all the visitors here at the Cancer Center...just a ray of happiness and sunshine as they walk in and just a symbolism of hope," said Jennifer Gunn, Spirit Girls coordinator at Forrest General Hospital. 

Bidding began on Monday.

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