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Purses used to raise money for those struggling with breast cancer

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Workers at SSM DePaul Hospital collected gently or unused purses in order to sell them and donate the proceeds to women with breast cancer. Credit: KMOV Workers at SSM DePaul Hospital collected gently or unused purses in order to sell them and donate the proceeds to women with breast cancer. Credit: KMOV

(KMOV.com) -- Workers at SSM DePaul Hospital are tapping into a possible a source to help women in their fight with breast cancer. 

The workers asked for donations of gently or unused purses, so they could set up a store to sell them. Then, all the proceeds would be donated to women struggling with expenses associated with breast cancer treatments. 

Donations poured in from doctors, nurses, and other staff, as well as patients in the hospital. 

Pam Verrilli of Purses with Purpose said their project has been very successful. 

"We are very fortunate to have more than 600 purses donated and we are very happy with the success," Verrilli said. 

Some doctors went so far as to donate money so the organization could purchase high-end handbags and auction them off. 

The organization hopes to make Purses with Purpose an annual event. 

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