We’re Running for Our Lives…and Yours!

Saturday, May 10, was a glorious day for a race to eradicate breast cancer. Perfect weather! Great friends! And thousands of others who feel the same way I do! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place in Atlanta this past weekend, and I was one of 15,000 who helped raise $1.5 million for breast cancer research and treatment. I raced (walked, actually) with my teammates from MyWeddingFavors.com, who raised $3,000 from bake sales, breakfasts , nd cookouts here at our company.

Why We Participate

One of our co-workers is a two-time survivor, and within one month of each other, I lost my favorite cousin and a dear friend of almost 30 years to breast cancer. Last year I walked in the Breast Cancer 3-Day here in Atlanta, and this year I’ll be a member of the volunteer crew. The staff at MyWeddingFavors is primarily women, so we have a vested interest in finding a cure for this horrible disease. Our participation in this race was a no-brainer. But we’re doing even more toward this fight!

Kudos to Kate Aspen!

As a preferred retailer for Kate Aspen, a top-tier designer and manufacturer of unique wedding favors and bridal shower favors, we recently had the distinct pleasure of adding to our website Kate Aspen’s In Favor of a Cure Pink Ribbon Collection–three fantastic favors that feature the “pink ribbon” icon. What’s really cool about these favors? Despite their obvious significance, Kate Aspen is going to donate 10% of the net proceeds to two national charities that focus women and breast cancer.

One is the Young Survival Coalition (YSC,) and the name says it all. This organization is made up of young women in their 20’s and 30’s who are surviving the disease, and they are dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. The YSC is also point of contact for young women living with breast cancer. The other is the Making Memories Foundation, which grants wishes and brings joy into the lives of women and men who are losing their battle to breast cancer, while continuing to support, educate and increase resource awareness.

Here are the three, new wedding favors (although these favors will work for many other occasions) that will make a difference in our lives. Just click on the photos to find out more about the favors. Who knew a favor could do so much?