Charity and business team up to fight cancer in Beckley

Local - 1/26/2014 9:03 PM by Stu Hammer

BECKLEY - As many as 36 children are diagnosed with a form of cancer every day, but a West Virginia charity is fighting to change that.

Emma's Touch is a foundation started by the parents of Emma Vannatter, a little girl who lost her battle with leukemia. It has teamed up with Jean Ann's Bridal Store in Beckley to put on the first-ever charity fashion show.

More than 300 dresses from across the country were modeled this afternoon. Local vendors were also set up, and proceeds all go toward Emma's Touch.

Founders of the charity Charles and Karen Vannatter, said it warms their heart to see such a big turnout in Emma's name.

 “I lost a daughter to cancer, but there are so many survivors out there,” Karen Vannatter told WOAY. “There's so many kids that are still continuing to fight and need our help, need our assistance and support in all ways.”


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