Last week was a short week for me, so I'm playing a bit of catch up today. I'm really excited to share some information about what I'll be doing this month to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Most of us know someone who has been touched by breast cancer and we all know cancer sucks. When cancer strikes we wish there was more we could do to help.
This month, I'm going to make it easy for you...help by shopping! For the rest of October, I will donate 20% of the proceeds from the sale of any pink item in my shop to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. When you purchase a pink item, you can tell me who you'd like the donation to be made in honor or memory of, so it's a great way to celebrate someone special in your life and add a special meaning to your purchase. To easily find all of the pink items, just type "pink" into the search box on my shop home page. I will be adding new pink items all month, so be sure to check back often.
Here are two new items that I listed this week. You can click the links below the photos for more information.
I also have a very special wedding dress to tell you about. This dress was sent to me to sell on consignment by a fantastic lady named Pat Logan. She had the dress custom made for her wedding in 1969. She was married for 40 years, but sadly, lost her battle with breast cancer just one week shy of her 41st anniversary. I had no idea when I took the dress that she was sick. She never mentioned it, just said that she wanted her dress to go to a bride who would treasure it as much as she had. We had planned to split the proceeds of the sale. After she passed away, her husband Steve contacted me to let me know and at that point, we decided together that we would donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the dress to Susan G.Komen in Pat's memory.
This is Pat wearing her dress on her wedding day...click the link below the photo for more photos and information about the dress. And if you know someone who would love this dress, I hope you'll share the link or at least help spread the word. Thanks!
In addition to raising funds for breast cancer research, I'll be sharing some special DIY projects this month. I personally, feel very helpless when someone I know gets sick, so I just try to do whatever I can to help. Often times that means nothing more than lending an ear or offering words of support. But when my nurturing side really kicks in to high gear, I start cooking and crafting. Tomorrow, I'll be sharing a great tutorial for how to make super soft and comfy masectomy pillows.
And later this month, I'll be sharing tips about what to put in a breast cancer recovery care package, as well as information about how to set up a Smile Train to provide a stream of home-cooked meals for anyone who needs a little extra TLC.
I hope you'll follow along all month and chime in with your own ideas and suggestions about how to help when times get tough. And don't forget to check out Etsy for a huge assortment of handmade breast cancer related gifts and treasures.
The treasury photo at the top of this post is a great example of what you'll find. It's called Tougher Than Cancer and comes via Flora By Toni Linn. In the words of Toni, this treasury was "curated with love for the strong women who are currently fighting, the courageous women who have lost their lives, the beautiful survivors, and the brave women who will be faced with this devastating disease. This is in memory of one very special woman."
Cheers to all of you for making a difference! Have a great week! XOXO, CindiP.S. If you would like to stay in touch, you can follow along at any of the links below so you don't miss a thing.