October 06, 2015

Bracelets for Breast Cancer

Autumn is full of colors here in New England, but the most important color this month is – pink!

Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  But did you know that breast cancer is so prevalent that a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes?  With so many women affected, I think breast cancer is something that has touched almost all of us personally.

In honor of everyone who is fighting breast cancer (or any type of cancer really!) and in memory of those who have lost the battle, I have designed a limited run cuff bracelet.  The bracelet sells for $65, and I will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help with their mission of finding a cure and preventing breast cancer in future generations.

The cuff is made of sterling silver and features a ribbon and a quote from the late Christopher Reeve: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”  The inside may be engraved with the phrase “Fighting for…” or “In memory of…” followed by a name.  

For an additional fee we can engrave a name or phrase using our special “actual handwriting” technique which allows us to duplicate words or phrases in someone’s exact handwriting.  I have received many letters over the years sharing how much it has meant to have a loved one’s handwriting preserved forever on one of our pieces of jewelry.

My hope is that these cuffs will bring strength and inspiration to cancer patients or comfort to those who have lost someone to cancer, while doing something practical to take a stand against cancer.  

And to anyone who is facing breast cancer right now, our thoughts are with you.  Keep fighting!