Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Bra Drop and Bras for Hope Event!

As everyone may know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; a month dedicated for those who have survived, those fighting, those who have lost and those who will prevent though early detection. This month is very dear to the hearts of us here at Belle Mode as women and breasts everywhere are what we do.

This year we are hosting our 2nd Annual Bra Drop from October 1-27th. Bras of any condition, good, bad or ugly, can be dropped off at our store to be recycled. We will be sending all good-fair condition bras to local women's shelters in our community and shipping off all retired bras to a textile company that will be recycling every piece of the bra for use in other goods.With each recycle droppers will receive a coupon for a free Pinkberry yogurt from our local store and a pass to come to our special shopping event on October 27th. On this day we will be hanging all donated bras throughout Fairfax Corner to commemorate those who have suffered and to encourage awareness for early detection through education.

Our Bras for Hope event will be held on October 27th in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and will be donating proceeds to our Partner, the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. All donators will receive 15% off their purchase with their shopping pass and all patrons will enjoy wine from Bull Run Winery, a live DJ from Silence In Metropolis , amazing give-a-ways from our designers and other local businesses.

We hope that everyone who attends leaves understanding exactly what early detection is; will have speakers from our partnered foundation regarding self-exams and other important keys for Breast Cancer survival.

We are honored to help support this cause and hope to see all of you in the store all month long; together we WILL make a difference!

Important information from the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation:

  • Every woman is at risk
  • Annually, it is estimated that 6,200 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in Virginia and that more than 1,100 will die
  • 1-8 women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime
  • Men can get breast cancer too
What should you look for?
  • A lump or thickening in or near the breast in the underarm area
  • Breast or nipple pain 
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast
  • A nipple turned inward
  • Scaly, rippled, red or swollen skin on the breast, areola or nipple.
  • Nipple discharge (fluid)
  • A pain in one spot that does not go away 

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