Over the past two years, breast cancer has been a constant part of my life. One of my close friends was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26, and I tried to be there every time she needed someone to talk to, and to support her and let her know she wasn’t alone. Finally after her double mastectomy, things were starting to look up, and then my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. My mother is my hero, my strongest supporter in everything I do, and I was scared for her. My mom was lucky in that the cancer was caught early, and she is doing great 6 months later. My mom was also lucky in that while she had us three children to help her with recovery, she also had an amazing friend support, and she received great care from the doctors. I am grateful everyday for the care and support she received to help her through everything when I could not be there.
I knew about Brides against Breast Cancer when a friend of mine got engaged and I heard about it at the bridal show we went to. When I finally got engaged, I told my mom and my sister that the only place I will buy a gown was at a Brides against Breast Cancer event. It feels good to know that even when I am planning my wedding day, I am able to help someone get the support they need to fight this disease. It was also amazing to have my mom and sister with me at the event and to walk out with the pink dress bag!