13-Year-Old's App Helping to Fund Breast Cancer Research

By Scott Sarvay

June 3, 2011 Updated Jun 10, 2011 at 4:20 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - One local teen is making her mark in the growing world of phone applications.

13-year-old Brooklyn Cly complained that the games on her dad's smart phone were too boring.

So her dad challenged her to develop an app of her own!

Brooklyn created a game called Giggle Bear, and six months later it became a reality.

Now, her family is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Vera Bradley Foundation.

The work the foundation does hits close to home, as her mother is battling breast cancer.

Brooklyn says, “You can get an animal right now, either a bunny, a moose, or a bear. And then you get to wash it and play with it, play games, throw it around and put clothes on it.”

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will receive a total of $50,000 if the app reaches 500,000 downloads.

Giggle Bear is now available on iTunes for $1.99, with a portion of the sales going to support breast cancer research. With every download, Free or Paid version, Giggle World will donate money to support breast cancer research. A total of $50,000 in funds will be donated once we reach 500,000 downloads.

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