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New Business Aims To Help Those Battling Cancer

Reported: Apr. 5, 2014 9:16 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 6, 2014 5:25 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- A new business is now open in Charleston, and it's designed to help those going through a rough time in their life.

Bosom Buddies is a cancer patient support service, and it officially opened its doors at 3716 MacCorkle Avenue in Kanawha City Saturday morning.

Owner Betsy Murphy has been a registered nurse for 26 years and is also a two-time breast cancer survivor.

Bosom Buddies offers a one-stop shop for those battling cancer, with post-surgery supplies and clothing.

The business even has services to help with housework, meal preparation, personal care and other support cancer patients might need.

Murphy said she wants to provide help she wish she had during her own battles with the disease.
"Even if they just need to come in and talk - they're having a hard day, things like that - I'm here for whatever the need is," she said.

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones was on hand for the ribbon cutting.

"I'm sorry anybody has cancer,” he said. “But I'm glad women will have a place to come and get support and get possibly some products they might need."

Bosom Buddies also has a spa and salon service.



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