October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we work year round for “Our Cause” through product sales that support several organizations. The American Cancer Society estimates that 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States this year alone. Today, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors – you might be one of these warrior women or you might know women who have endured this battle. At Advantage Bridal, the issue of breast cancer hits close to home and we want to do our part to support organizations that help women cope with the effects of this potentially deadly disease. We donate a large percentage of proceeds to Breastoration and My Hope Chest because too many women are left in the dark about their options for reconstructive breast surgery. Sadly, even more women are never told about reconstruction surgery at all. However, the cosmetic outcome can be optimized when surgery to remove breast cancer is planned with reconstruction in mind. Breastoration offers educational materials about reconstructive options and helps women who may need financial assistance, while My Hope Chest provides free breast reconstruction for uninsured and underprivileged women. My Hope Chest calls breast reconstruction “the final step in breast cancer treatment.” Advantage Bridal carries breast cancer clothing, breast cancer accessories and breast cancer t-shirts. Items include hats, garters, rhinestone tanks, tote bags, fleece hoodie and pants, jewelry, ornaments, Save the Ta-tas apparel and accessories that support FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). Small actions can make a big difference if we all work together! Let’s help change the lives of breast cancer survivors.