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Hundreds of Brides-to-be Get a Steal on Gowns

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HARRINGTON, Del.- Hundreds of brides-to-be came out to the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington on Saturday to find the perfect wedding dress.

Gowns were donated by bridal shops, individuals and designers to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

"We've had people line up at 4 o'clock this morning," said Vicky Cooke, executive director of the DBCC.

"When I walked through the door I was like a kid in a candy store," said Alishia Louis of Dover.

As groups of people entered the Dover Building, they found an armful of dresses to take into dressing rooms. Once they came out, they each took their turn on a stage

"I'm so proud of my daughter. Today's her birthday and we came to find a dress. She found a dress and she's so happy," said Cathi Green of Laurel.

Green is Anne-Marie Kemp's mother. Kemp is getting married in May of 2014.

"Josh Gordy. I've known him since I was 8 years old, so he was my childhood crush. I'm pretty happy," said Kemp as she began tearing up.

Bells and whistles were heard as people like Louis found her dress.

Some dresses priced at $4,000 were selling for just $100.

Brittany Knotts flew in from Florida and invited her Delaware family to tag along in search of her dress.

"I brought my whole family with me to help. We went through and built teams to go and find the perfect dresses," said Knotts.

The event meant a lot more than just finding the perfect dress.

"A lot of the research is being directed towards ending the disease, not just finding better screenings, or better treatment, but really what causes breast cancer," said Cooke.

"We have a lot of friends who have been impacted with breast cancer and are still fighting the fight. It's wonderful to be able to donate to those folks today," said Esther Knotts, Brittany's mother.

"I'm a two-year breast cancer survivor myself, so I'm really excited to support the cause," said Louis.

"My grandmother got diagnosed with breast cancer years ago. She passed away in 2002, but it's always been something that hits close to home," said Kemp.

Kemp and others are happy to give back to a good cause.

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