Sep 21, 2011

A Collection for a Cure Guest Feature {+ Free Printables to Promote Awareness}

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

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.

Vendor credits:

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
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  • Awesome pictures. I can understand the amount of work behind it. Great cause.

  • that’s really lovely. thank you for sharing!

  • So generous of Heather to offer such beautiful designs for such a great and important cause! And an absolutely stunning styling job by Christine! Such a gorgeous photo shoot with so many talents. So incredibly honored to have played a small part!

  • This is beyond beautiful. This year marks 20 years since I love my mother to breast cancer. I was 11 years old and I still remember it like yesterday. I feature parties on my blog every Friday and this celebration will def be highlighted. Thank you ladies for all the inspiration.

  • Tammy Valley

    Thank you for promoting Breast Cancer Awareness! The projects look beautiful!

  • Cris Alampi

    I’m so proud of my niece Heather for creating such beautiful pieces in recognition of such a worthy cause!

  • This is such a wonderful gesture! Not to mention the printables and the photo shoot styling are beautiful.

    Thanks to everyone for their time and efforts in raising awareness for Breast Cancer!

  • Sally Hershberger

    Absolutely beautiful display — I know you spent a lot of time on it. Your grndmother would be sooo impressed with your talent!

  • Lucy

    These are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these printables!

  • Nicole Johnson

    Thank you for offering this amazing Collection for a Cure printable!! I used your collection in my bunco for breast cancer party I recently hosted. Thank you so much!

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