Archive for September, 2012
This year, you’ll see a gaggle of staff and friends of The Brides’ Project attending the Run for the Cure 2012 on Sunday September 30th at U of T Campus. We take part in this terrific event to celebrate the advances in cancer research and treatment that have kept us, our friends, sisters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers and others with us today. We also take part to remember those we’ve lost.
We welcome you to join us in the sea of pink, and/or to make a donation to our team! The Brides’ Project is contributing $15,000 for this effort, and these funds are made available with thanks to the wonderful brides who have donated their wedding dresses, and the lucky new brides-to-be who gave them a new home Thank you all for making this possible!
The inbox was positively glowing with this email from recent newlywed, Erica, who not only bought her dress here, but her gorgeous custom headpiece, too!
It’s been 3 months since I got married and I’ve been meaning to write to you and say THANK YOU!
I first came in with a friend in 2010 looking for a dress for her wedding … we found the perfect dress. From that day on, I knew I was going to go back to you for my dress. The experience was perfect. No pressure, all fun and tonnes of laughter. It felt so right and good to be there. I came in with my sister in December 2011, not expecting to find anything because I was so early, but lo-and-behold I saw someone putting away my perfect dress. My sister immediately picked it off the rack and before she could zip it up I knew.
I loved it so much there that I had a head piece made by a volunteer of yours, Emma. She was wonderful. I met with her several times. She was completely accommodating, so talented and just amazingly down to earth!
Thank you times infinity!
More photos can be viewed at: http://kaiannephotography.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/wedding-along-unionville-mainstreet/
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We love to hear about what other members of The Brides’ Project community are doing to fight cancer, and I must say, this one is a whopper!
Sarah (who donated her gorgeous dress), is now approaching the last few days of her Vancouver to Halifax bike tour with her hubby Jim.
They took on this challenge in honour of Sarah’s father who they lost to brain cancer in December and for other friends and family members who have battled the terrible disease. It is the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride from Vancouver to Halifax from September 5th to 21st, where 100% of the funds raised are divided between the 17 pediatric oncology facilities across Canada. Their goal as a couple is to raise $50k for the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation by December. There are links online about how to get involved, join them in the ride and/or make a donation. In addition, if any of the members of the community want to get their companies and schools involved, they have offered to host an “Inside Ride” spinning bike team-builder fundraiser in Oct. or Nov.
From all of us… congratulations and kudos. May the roads be smooth, the winds at your back and the skies fair for the remainder of your journey.
Again this year, members of our crew will be out to support the Terry Fox Run, and the Brides’ Project will be providing a donation of $15,000.
Helen Sweet, our founder, had the following words to share about this event:
I started The Brides’ Project in 2004 in memory of my best friend Lisa who I lost to cancer when we were only 9 years old. She had the same cancer as Terry Fox, and like him, lost her leg and finally succumbed to the disease. We grew up just outside St. John’s, where Terry started his run and I vividly remember thinking how remarkable this man was to take on such an immense challenge for people like my friend Lisa.
For the past 8+ years, I have operated The Brides’ Project to help fight cancer, and it all started due to the inspiration provided by these two remarkable individuals.
I recently read an article in the Chatham Daily News that was hugely inspirational, about a man diagnosed with the same cancer some 20 years later. Doctors managed to salvage not only his leg, but his life. This is testament to the great advances that have been made in cancer research, and the fact that our efforts, our dollars and our time make a huge difference. Read it here.
I am particularly impressed by the Terry Fox Foundation because they are efficient and effective! 85 cents on the dollar goes directly to research. Given the rate of advancement in research, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect that we can find a cure in our lifetime… with your help. Every dollar counts, and we are so grateful for your support. Just as Terry and Lisa never gave up, never complained, and never felt sorry for themselves, I think WE can all do more to inspire those around us to make a difference in our lifetimes.
Once again, The Brides’ Project will have a booth at the Fall Show and we invite everyone to stop by on your way to the cake samples. Say hello and ask questions while you’re checking out vendors and the fashion shows. Brides-to-be are free! All info can be found on their website:
See you there!
September 7 – 9, 2012
International Centre, Hall 5, 6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga
Friday: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm