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Local group holds yard sale to raise funds for breast cancer benefit
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If you're in the market for a bowling ball, a canoe, or treasures of any kind, you might want to get on over to the mega garage sale being hosted by Team Operation My Racky Freedom.

The six-member group is seeking to raise the $13,800 ($2,300 per person) required to participate in the annual Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure walk to benefit breast cancer research Oct. 22-24.

The 60-mile walk will take them, along with thousands of other participants, from Lake Lanier Islands to Turner Field in Atlanta over the course of three days.

Angie Roberts, a member of the team, said donation items for this weekend's yard sale have been pouring in to help them meet their financial goal.

The idea to participate in the Susan G. Komen walk came about in February when the team's captain was buying a pair of tennis shoes from a company dedicated to contributing funds for breast cancer research. Her husband was being shipped to Iraq at the time.

The name for their group naturally followed as "Team Operation My Racky Freedom," where "racky" is a euphemism for both Iraq and a portion of the female anatomy.

"Being a part of the Susan G. Komen three-day for the cure walk is a worthy cause," Roberts said. "Breast cancer is something that hits close to home with everyone."

There is no charge to attend the yard sale but monetary donations will be accepted.