Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pink Envelope Project

Since October is Breast Cancer Awarness month we are bringing you a weekly dose of ways to incorporate giving into your event. If you missed our Brides Against Breast Cancer Post last week don't forget to check it out. This week we are highlighting the Pink Envelope Project. Brides Against Breast Cancer, Making Memories and Pink Envelope Project all work together to raise money for terminally ill breast cancer patients. Thier mission statement.

"We at Making Memories are dedicated to providing a spark of joy into the lives of women and men who are losing their battle against breast cancer. The tragedy of this illness is not merely the physical and emotional burden, but also the enormous financial strain it places on a family. When insurance benefits are exhausted and mounting medical expenses deplete bank accounts, there is often little or no money left for special memory-making moments, set apart from the everyday sadness and turmoil of “saying goodbye.”

It is the driving force of our Foundation to make a wish come true for these brave fighters. The wishes and memory-making events we bestow, allows the individual and their family the opportunity to put aside the realities of this illness, if only for a time, while basking in the joy of one another's presence. Our sincere desire is for every terminally ill breast cancer patient to pass from this world, comforted in the knowledge of having left one final beautiful memory for his or her family"

How you can use your special day to help change the lives of others.

1. You can host a Pink Envelope Project Bridal or Baby Shower. Pink Envelope Bridal Shower With your shower invitations, you include special Pink Donation Envelopes asking your guests to make a donation to Making Memories on behalf of your bridal shower. At your bridal shower, you will gather the sealed envelopes and send them directly to the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

2. You can have a Pink Envelope Wedding. In lieu of a favor make a donation in honor of your guests to the Pink Envelope Project. PEP will then send you favor cards for your guests. The beautifully designed favor cards explain the donation you have made and highlight the good that you have done. Pass these cards out or place them at your table settings for your guests to read. One recent bride made pink ribbon cookies and tied the favor cards onto them for her guests.

Don't forget to think pink this month and all year! Swanky Chicks will be donating 15% of our proceeds this month to Breast Cancer charities. So go ahead shop for a cause!

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