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Tarentum business plans events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 6, 2018

Brian Snyder and his wife, Wendy Thimons, with their sons Micah, left, and Cana, right, are taking donations, planning events and offering giveaways at their Tarentum shop, Dry Bones, in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A Tarentum business is taking donations, planning events and offering giveaways in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dry Bones opened in July. Its owner, Brian Snyder, lost his mother, Judy, to breast cancer six years ago; his wife, Wendy Thimons, is a breast cancer survivor after being diagnosed a year ago.

Snyder says now it’s time for them to give back.

“During the month of October we will be collecting donations at the shop,” Snyder and his family say on a flyer. “We will be hosting several events with the hope of raising money. We have partnered with Pastor Greg Blythe and Abundant Joy Fellowship to help us with identifying needs and distributing funds.”

A calendar of events is available at the Dry Bones Facebook page. The events, starting Saturday, include live music, making terrariums, a drum circle and an evening of painting.

They will be introducing “Judy’s Angel Wall” in honor of Snyder’s mother. Donors will get their name or the name of someone they would like to honor on a pink “Angel Bear.”

Donors starting at $5 will be entered to win prizes - stickers or a necklace for $5; a T-shirt for $10; a private painting or plant night party for the donor and 10 friends for $20.

Dry Bones is giving away free tie-dyed or printed hats, scarves, bandannas and head wraps for anyone going through chemotherapy or radiation.

“We have over 100 pieces, so, please, if you or anyone you know could use one, please come and get one,” their flyer says.

For information, contact Dry Bones by email at drybonesdyes@gmail.com.

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