October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are ready for it. In honor of the 285,000 Americans who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and the more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the US today, we are getting a head start on joining the movement in three important ways.
1. Discounted Setup Fee for Breast Cancer Support Quilts
Wrap a breast cancer previvor, warrior, or survivor in love by organizing a Breast Cancer Support quilt for just $25, through October 31, 2021. Click here to get started today! Breast Cancer Support quilts can embrace the pink with an array of rosy fabric choices and pink ties, or be in the color palette of your choice.
2. Participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event
We will be in San Jose, California on October 23 joining the vibrant Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Community! We are thrilled to be donating vouchers for two FREE quilts to the event’s Breast Cancer Survivor and fundraising Pacesetter drawings. If you happen to be in the San Jose area, please swing by our booth in Discovery Meadow and say hi. Otherwise, we would love to see pictures from events in your city on social media!
3. Contribution to the Conversation About Support
We teamed up with Going Beyond the Pink, an excellent nonprofit that provides resources to families facing breast cancer, to share a piece about the physical and emotional benefits of social support to breast cancer patients. Our post details how we truly are Better Together and offers tips for jumpstarting your social support.
How are you feeling about the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness month, particularly in the context of COVID-19? Are you participating in any events or other activities to show your support for the movement? We would love to hear from you!
Liz Coyle, the founder of Quiltlove, cut her professional teeth interning for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City in the early 2000s and is thrilled to be rejoining the movement with Quiltlove. This time, without the need to drive a U-Haul truck full of event equipment through midtown Manhattan.