Continuing our October theme on Breast Cancer Awareness and how to incorporate it into your wedding, we would like to introduce you to Brides Against Breast Cancer.
Not only is this an inspiring idea, Wedding Tulle’s sister site, Always Elegant Bridal supports this endeavor. Brides Against Breast Cancer is similar to Make-A-Wish-Foundation in that it grants "wishes" to women who have metastatic-breast-cancer. Here’s their mission statement:
“To provide an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients’ dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of ‘Making Memories’ together with their families, a chance that might not have become a reality without the assistance of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation."
"To advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the vast resources and support available to breast cancer patients and their families."
"As you know, the tragedy of this illness, as with any terminal disease, is not only the physical and emotional impact, but the enormous financial strain it puts on the family. The staggering cost of treatment, hoping against all odds that the next "new discovery" will give a few more months of life, while waiting for a cure to be found. The toll on the family is devastating. When the insurance is exhausted and treatments paid for, there is little or no money left for extras, let alone for a special moment set apart from the everyday sadness and turmoil of "saying goodbye."
So how do you get involved? After your wedding, you can donate your gown which will be sold for a fair price at one of their nationwide Tour of Gowns sales.
"The thousands of generous donations we receive from designers, manufactures, bridal shops, and individuals worldwide, enables Making Memories to grant final wishes to women and men suffering from terminal breast cancer. "
They also accept bridesmaids dresses, mother-of-the-bride gowns, flower girl dresses, tiaras, slips and veils. Wouldn’t it be special if you arranged for your whole wedding party to donate their attire for this cause?