Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Brides Against Breast Cancer solicits support for gowns
Brides Against Breast Cancer solicits support for gowns
04
Apr '14
Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC) is asking recent brides and bridal shops and designers to "pay it forward" with a tax-deductible gift to support cancer patients and their families.
 
"Our new campaign called 'From this Day Forward' focuses on the importance of donating gowns and accessories – including veils and tiaras – for our Nationwide Tour of Gowns," said Amy Paulishak, senior vice president for Brides Against Breast Cancer, a part of The Health Support Network, Inc. 
 
"Our goal this year is to receive 5,000 gowns, which would allow us to provide 40,000 hours of free support services to those in need. Monetary donations and pledges are also gratefully accepted."
 
Each year, Brides Against Breast Cancer takes its Nationwide Tour of Gowns events to more than 120 cities hosting weekend bridal shows, selling gowns and accessories in all styles, sizes and price ranges. About 80 percent of the proceeds from the Nationwide Tour of Gowns – more than $2 million – support free programs and services for cancer patients and their caregivers.
 
"For me, a donation to Brides Against Breast Cancer was the perfect choice," said, Mary Anne Carr, owner of M. A. Carr Bridal in Orchard Park, NY. "My mom passed away from complications of breast cancer, so that is something that is very near and dear to my heart. I am very happy to be able to make these donations to support the fight against breast cancer.”
 
Singer-songwriter, Margo Rey, who is the organization’s volunteer national ambassador and two-time breast cancer survivor, is donating her Jasmine couture wedding gown to the cause.
 
"This is no ordinary dress. Your support of BABC and the purchase of this dress provides hope to so many in need of free programs and services for cancer,” said Rey. “It is my greatest wish that you wear this dress on the happiest day of your life, as I did, and that you donate it back to BABC as I did, and continue its beautiful legacy."
 
Donated gowns and accessories are carefully prepared and loaded onto BABC's "Big Pink Trucks" that travel across the country for the Nationwide Tour of Gowns. A bride-to-be will choose it to wear on her big day and purchase it at a deep discount. 
 
Unlike boutique bridal stores that carry only a few lines, each show in the Nationwide Tour of Gowns features hundreds of gowns with a wide assortment of styles and designs, including gowns designed for beach or outdoor weddings.
 

Brides Against Breast Cancer


Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Nov 2017

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports from January to September 2017 has...

Bangladesh plans 2 leather estates in Rajshahi, Chittagong

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Nov 2017

Bangladesh plans 2 leather estates in Rajshahi, Chittagong

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said two more leather...

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign free trade agreement

Textiles | On 18th Nov 2017

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign free trade agreement

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Hong Kong...

Interviews View All

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search