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Family Shows What It Means To Fight Like A Rounds

A family of nine whose lives were turned upside down by breast cancer felt immense support and love from their community at a benefit in Brackney, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Rounds-Cole and Ellyn Rounds, the oldest and youngest daughters in the family are both currently battling breast cancer. Two additional sisters tested positive for a hereditary genetic mutation which greatly raises their risk for the cancer.

More than 1,200 locals gathered at the Silver Lake Fireman's Field for music, games, raffles and auctions with all proceeds going to the Rounds family.

Ellyn Rounds recently finished chemotherapy and told Fox 40 what it means to "fight like a Rounds."

Ellyn Rounds of Brackney, Pennsylvania, said, "We support each other 100% and there's nothing like us all going through it together and having the rare genetic mutation. And the ones who didn't have it are just as close. We all try to be there and now we know a little of what each of us is going through."

April Macnamee, Organizer and Rounds' Sister said: "This is amazing for her because she needs it so much, to know that it's definitely over."

The sisters say they were thrilled at the turnout, which raised more than $60,000 for the family's medical expenses.

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