No one wants to hear these words: “I regret to inform you, that your test results reveal that you have breast cancer.”
According to the National Health Institute, breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. When diagnosed, women experience profound physical and psychological distress. This distress includes, but is not limited to, anxiety and depression, hair loss, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, and bone pain. After the diagnosis, additional psychological distress can extend to friends, family, and peers.
How do we battle breast cancer as friends, family, survivors, and as the ones currently experiencing this disease? We can act by increasing both awareness of breast cancer and funding research and programming that assists those affected by the disease. Living life to the fullest, and ensuring that those affected by breast cancer have a high quality of life at any and every stage post-diagnosis, is a paramount concern.
One of the best life moments a woman can experience begins with these words: “Will you marry me?” Brides Against Breast Cancer provides accessible preowned and sample wedding dresses for purchase with shared proceeds going directly to our breast cancer charity partners. Through our partnership with The Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition and Living Beyond Breast Cancer, we are impacting the lives of both our immediate community within Georgia and our national community.
Purchasing a dress from our selection of affordable designer gowns directly empowers women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. As thoughtful consumers, we can make a difference in the lives of others—even within planning one of our biggest life moments: marriage.