Brides Against Breast Cancer goes to Philadelphia
Jun 3, 2011
Brides Against Breast Cancer is offering newly engaged women a chance to buy their dream wedding dresses at a discount as well as help raise money for a good cause, according to a recent article from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"After reading the stories of people who submitted wishes, I knew that I had to buy the dress there," said Wendy Torres, who bought her $2,500 Mon Cheri dress for $400. "Some people had really simple wishes, like just having their parents flown in to visit, because they live in different states."
The wishes that Torres is referring to come from Making Memories, an organization in Oregon that helps men and women with stage IV breast cancer achieve their wishes.
About 207,090 new diagnoses of breast cancer were made in female patients in the U.S. last year, according to BreastCancer.org. The disease affects more women in the U.S. than any other form of cancer, besides skin cancer. Some people get an inherited form of the disease, where the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are present in particular mutations. More often, however, breast cancer is not inherited. All women over the age of 40 should receive annual mammograms.