Time: February 26, 2010 at 6pm to February 28, 2010 at 5pm
Location: Marriott Charlotte Executive Park
Street: 5700 West Park Drive
City/Town: Charlotte, NC
Website or Map: http://babcraleigh.eventbrite…
Event Type: charity, event, bridal, show
Organized By: Veronica Foster
Latest Activity: Aug 4, 2009
NATIONWIDE TOUR OF GOWNS
"FIND THE GOWN OF YOUR DREAMS AND MAKE A WISH COME TRUE"
Brides Against Breast Cancer™ gown sales continue to be an important fund-raising event for Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation™. Our 32 yearly shows provide brides-to-be with a unique opportunity to find their dream gown at an incredible savings, while making wishes and dreams come true for women and men who are losing their fight against breast cancer. Most gown prices range from $99 to $799*, more than half the gowns presented during each event are NEW designer gowns that arrived directly from bridal shops, trunk shows and manufacturers. The Nationwide Tour of Gowns has something for everyone, boasting a wide range of styles and fabrics, in sizes 4 to 24. Slips, veils, shoes and other accessories are also available in select locations. *Exclusive designer and couture gowns valued up to $20,000 are also available at an incredible 25% to 75% savings.
Pre-register here or at BridesAgainstBreastCancer.org.
All profits are donated to the Making Memories Foundation
Friday Feb 5th VIP Sale (6pm - 9pm)
Saturday Feb 6th Gown Sale and Bridal Show (10am-6pm)
Sunday Feb 7th Gown Sale and Reception Table Show and Bridal Show (10am - 5pm)
Breast Cancer Statistics
It is estimated that this year alone over 200,000 women and nearly 1,200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, breast cancer, will take the lives of almost 40,000 people this year in the United States and over 300,000 worldwide. In the United States one person will be diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 1/2 minutes, and one person will die of breast cancer every 12 minutes. Many know that this disease is the second highest killer of women in the United States, but a little known fact is that breast cancer is the number one killer of women between the ages of 15 and 54.
The human toll of these statistics is staggering. Small children are left without their mothers. Husbands are left to raise families on their own. There are now 2.8 million women in America diagnosed with breast cancer- this number is increasing rapidly.
The tragedy of this illness, as with any terminal disease, is not limited to the physical and emotional impact. In many cases an enormous financial strain is placed on the family. The staggering cost of treatment must be paid, all the while hoping to buy time until a cure is found. When the insurance is exhausted and the hospitals are paid there is often no money left for extras. This means that many families cannot afford special moments together that might lift spirits and ease the turmoil of "saying goodbye".
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