VERGENNES, Vt. (AP) — A woman who learned six weeks before her wedding that her fiance was cheating on her is turning her would-be reception into a charity benefit.

"I'm really just trying to turn it around and make something positive out of it," said Kyle Paxman.

Paxman, 29, had planned to celebrate her nuptials at the Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain today. When she found out about her fiance, she called off the 180-guest wedding and the four-year relationship.

When she and her mother learned they would not be reimbursed for the reception and block of rooms they had reserved, they turned the reception into a benefit for the Vermont Children's Aid Society and CARE USA, an international relief organization that aims to combat poverty by empowering women.