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      Bracelets for a good cause

      A Kirksville man is working to raise awareness and honor his mother-in-law.

      Scott Morris makes handmade bracelets and other items to raise cancer awareness. Morris' mother-in-law recently passed away from breast cancer. All of the items are handmade and made from materials found in the United States. The bracelets come in an assortment of colors to raise awareness for different forms of cancer. Other colors can be requested to support schools and sports teams. Creating the bracelets is something that is near and dear to Morris' heart. For each pink ribbon item that is sold, 25 percent of that purchase is donated towards breast cancer research in memory of Dawn Smith.

      "It's very near and dear to me, so I really enjoy being able to give back, you know in memory of her," said Scott Morris, who creates the bracelets.

      The bracelets and other items can be purchased at four locations in the area, as well as online.

      Those locations include Double B Pawn and Rapture Salon in Kirksville, Twila's Cuts N Crafts in Novinger, and at Creative Country in Canton.