BRIEFLY : Cancer: Weekend Event to Include Candlelight Vigil

More than 1,000 plaster molds of women's torsos will be on display in Westwood this weekend at an exhibit and candlelight vigil aimed at drawing attention to breast cancer.

The torso exhibit, organized by the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance, will be held on the lawn outside the Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Saturday morning through Sunday evening. The candlelight vigil is Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m.

The plaster torsos were made at "casting" parties attended both by women with breast cancer and women free of the disease. Organizers say that in the past year, more than 1,350 women died of breast cancer in the Los Angeles area.

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