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

Courtesy: Kai Pilger from Pexels

Textiles | On 24th Apr 2018

Pakistan’s textile exports up 7.77% in July-March FY18

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan increased by...

Alliance to form joint entity for safety in factories

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Apr 2018

Alliance to form joint entity for safety in factories

On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse, The Alliance for...

China’s Alibaba partners with Thailand for digital trade

Textiles | On 24th Apr 2018

China’s Alibaba partners with Thailand for digital trade

China’s Alibaba Group recently signed an agreement with the Thai...

Interviews View All

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

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

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

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

Leave your Comments


April 2018

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
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

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
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

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
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

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
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


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