The Finer Things in Life

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    Anything charity that has to do with breast cancer resonates with me. My mom as well as a couple of dear friends went through a bout with this insidious disease. A few years ago I worked to raise over $1700 for The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.Then, my friend and I walked over 26n miles in two days.

    Recently, I was asked to participate in a bridal show where all the money you spend for your table goes to Brides for Breast Cancer. It did not take me long to give them my answer. I could give back as well as promote my business.It was a “win-win” situation.

    It was so uplifting to see how many brides had donated their bridal gowns and brides to be would be able to get an amazing wedding gown at a fraction of the cost. Not only that but they were photographed in all their glory and given the photo to remember that once in a lifetime moment.

    From officiants to makeup artists we all assembled on a Sunday afternoon to meet these eager brides. I met a group of lovely women some with their bridal party and moms,sisters and best friends. They were all looking for that perfect gown and for the different vendors that could make their weddings a memorable event.

    Since I am a romantic at heart a bridal show for me is like being “a kid in a candy store.” By the end of the day, I felt like I did when I finished my last mile on that October  day back in 2010. I knew I had touched some people by showing them the possibilities how to spruce up their weddings from powder room baskets to Welcome Baskets plus I had contributed to a CAUSE.

    It doesn’t get much better than that!

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