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Richmond Woman Petitioning For 'Survivor Bras' Meets With Victoria Secret

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Richmond, VA—A Richmond woman who started a campaign to spur one of the nation's largest lingerie stores to create a line of bras for breast cancer survivor met with executives at Victoria Secret on Thursday.

Allana Maiden started a petition for Victoria's Secret to create what she calls "survivor bras," especially for women who have undergone mastectomy surgery. The petition has gained over 100,000 signatures, and has garnered national attention.

The inspiration behind Allan's idea: her mother, who is a 21-year cancer survivor. Currently, her mom has to travel 90 minutes to a specialty store to buy a bra.

"She doesn't have that fun experience that women have of going to the lingerie store and buying a nice bra," explains Allana.

Allana hopes that her petition will result in Victoria's Secret meeting with her to hear her ideas, and she continues to receive signatures from survivors and supporters all over the country.

The simple wish to reciprocate her mom's kindness keeps Allan's motivation to her cause high.

"She always gives back, so I want to give something back to her."

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