On Sunday, my sons and I were strolling through Central Park and saw hundreds of people running in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. For those who don’t know, the Susan G. Komen Foundation was started by Susan’s younger sister Nancy G. Brinker. Susan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977 at the age of 33 years old. As Susan was losing her battle with cancer, she realized she didn’t know enough about breast cancer and felt she could have lived if she was better educated. Nancy made a vow to Susan that she would help build breast cancer awareness.Susan died just 3 years after her diagnosis, and two years later Nancy founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Since then, the foundation has become the largest breast cancer organization in the United States.
The Race for the Cure signals that October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming up. Every October, you can see a myriad of designers produce products with the well known pink ribbon symbol to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
To kick off National Breast Cancer Month a little early this year, Heather of Chickabug is sharing this printable collection for free. Heather’s collection was created with fundraising in mind and includes items like donation slips, thank you notes and the signature pink ribbon design. We’re hoping this gets you inspired to spread the word about breast cancer awareness. PS – Many don’t realize that breast cancer can also strike men. It is less common, but my grandfather died of breast cancer when I was young.So please spread the awareness to both women and men.
Please scroll down below to see the sweet vendors who donated their products and the beautiful pictures of the printable collection.
Styling: Christine at Pure Joy Events Photography & cupcakes: 6 Bittersweets Cookies: JP Creatibles Fondant toppers: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes Props: Stylish Patina & The Pear Tree Cottage