By Chloé Taylor-Blais
Brides Against Breast Cancer is on tour! If you’re looking for your perfect dress and want your purchase to really count, why not take a trip down to upstate NY and help cancer patients, their families and caregivers?
Brides Against Breast Cancer run over 100 yearly bridal shows. Brides to be will find gowns of all sizes and styles, from the gently worn to the new designer gowns donated directly from designers, manufacturers and bridal retailers. In fact more than half the gowns at the show are new, and the average price is around $600.They even sell accesories including tiaras and veils, beach wedding appropriate gowns and all the hot trends are represented in sizes 4 to 18. Most gown prices range from $99 to $799 with designers gowns valued up to $3,900.
The Tour of Gowns will contribute over $2 million (US) in 2014 and provides free support programs and services for those impacted by cancer. Some of those programs include distributing over 10,000 breast self-exam cards, and education, nutrition, exercise and therapy for cancer patients and their families and caregivers.
If you have already said “I Do,” you can consider donating your gown to BABC, and your donation is tax deductible. Brides Against Breast Cancer is an affiliate of the Center for Building Hope, operating within The Health Support Network.
The nearest event for Ottawa Brides will be this weekend, January 31 and February 1st at 4 Syracuse Street, Baldwinsville NY (scroll below the event poster to see a map – it’s only about 3 hours drive from Ottawa). Tickets are required, so go to www.bridesabc.org to register and for more information.