Brides-to-be help patients battle breast cancer

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Brides-to-be across Denver said "I do" this weekend to help women in the battle of their lives, shopping for their perfect gowns in support of Brides Against Breast Cancer.

It’s the day every little girl dreams of, but before that walk down the aisle, comes months of planning.

"It's a little stressful, but it’s part of the whole process I guess," said bride-to-be Rebecca Fung-a-Fat.

For her, finding the perfect dress started Saturday morning.

"This is my first time trying on wedding dresses, so I’m not really sure what I'm looking for," she said.

She and hundreds of others scoured the racks of gown at the Brides Against Breast Cancer event, where dresses are up to 85 percent off of retail value and started at $99.

"Through your purchase, you're able to help someone else,” said Kelsey Anderson, the senior show manager for Brides Against Breast Cancer.

It was about taking that special moment shared by daughters and mothers, and giving back.

"My mom actually just got diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall, and she's here with me, so I feel like it's really special to be able to support this while looking for a dress," said Fung-a-Fat.

Dresses aside, there were a variety of vendors at the event, offering wedding services. Many had their own special reason for coming, like Tahverlee Dunlop.

"I haven't had a chance to be out of the house and do something fun since my surgery. So today was my first day to put on some nice clothes and some Leah Sophia jewelry, and help all these brides,” said Dunlop.

“It takes the sadness out of cancer, and we're bringing hope in a really fun way," said Novian Health vendor Valerie Landis.

For Fung-a-Fat and her mom, it was something they’ll always remember.

"I could just picture myself walking down the aisle in it," said Fung-a-Fat. "Once I added the veil, I just fell in love with it. I started crying."

There is still time to search for the perfect wedding dress.

Brides Against Breast Cancer is in Denver Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marriott Denver Tech Center.

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