Brides Battling Breast Cancer

July 28, 2006 18:01 ET

Brides Battling Breast Cancer: A Unique and Personal Way To Join The Fight Against Breast Cancer

PROMENADE SHOPPING CENTRE - OCTOBER 21, 2006

THORNHILL, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 28, 2006) - On Saturday, October 21, 2006 Brides Battling Breast Cancer will be hosting its second sales event at the Promenade Shopping Centre in Thornhill (Bathurst Street & Clark Avenue). A large selection of donated wedding dresses and accessories will be for sale at affordable prices ranging from $50-$300. All proceeds will benefit the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in support of Breast Cancer. For more information visit Brides Battling Breast Cancer at www.bbbc.ca.

"Breast cancer is a disease that affects so many women," states Jennifer Faraone, Co-Founder, Brides Battling Breast Cancer. "This event is unique since it enables women to become involved with a charitable event that can be both personal and meaningful for them. For some women, this event will give them the opportunity to purchase that special dress that they have always dreamed about but may not have been able to afford otherwise."

People can become involved by:

- Donating their wedding dress or accessories either by mail or by drop-off to specific locations

- Purchasing a wedding dress or accessories on October 21st at the Promenade Shopping Centre

- Making a cash donation to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, indicate Brides Battling Breast Cancer

- Informing friends, family and co-workers about this unique event

This event is a first of its kind in Canada, originating in the United States. "The response that we received from our first event in 2004 was amazing, and very encouraging. Our goal for this year's event is to make it even more successful, and surpassing our initial proceeds of $10,000", states Gail Terashita, Organizer, Brides Battling Breast Cancer.

Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, Ontario Cancer Institute, have achieved an international reputation as global leaders in the fight against cancer. Princess Margaret Hospital is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. All three are teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. For more information please visit us at www.uhn.ca

BRIDES BATTLING BREAST CANCER

Contact Information

  • Brides Battling Breast Cancer
    Jennifer Faraone
    info@bbbc.ca
    www.bbbc.ca
    or
    The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
    Eryn Miller
    (416) 946-2066
    or
    Promenade Shopping Centre
    Donna Rosati
    (905) 764-0020 ex. 223