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Published August 18, 2011, 05:19 PM

Sanford to open Breast Cancer Center

Sioux Falls, SD (WDAY TV) - Sanford Health is opening a multi-million dollar breast cancer research center in Sioux Falls.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Sanford Health is opening a multi-million dollar breast cancer research center in Sioux Falls. The $100 million Edith Sanford Breast Center is named for Denny Sanford's mother. Former entertainment tonight host Mary Hart is the spokesperson for the center. Her grandmother died from breast cancer.

Mary Hart – Spokesperson: "Mom just kind of remembers as a little girt her mom was bedridden - she was very sick and everybody knew she had cancer. But those are not the kind of memories that any child should have to have. And unfortunately its not uncommon even today. So we are all on a mission and I’m proud to be a part of it."

The center will collect genetic information from women of all ages. The center will be built on the Sioux Falls Sanford Health Campus with plans to expand to Sanford's Cancer Center in Fargo in the future.

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