Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Get First Pick Of The Gowns!
On Friday, March 13th, brides will descend upon Fairwinds Alumni Center on the campus of University of Central Florida to find the gown of their dreams but you have the opportunity to get your gown first! A limited number of brides can purchase tickets for an exclusive early sneak preview sale of the wedding gowns on Thursday evening, March 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
We will also be showcasing selected Orlando area wedding professionals at this event, not only can you find the gown of your dreams but some great wedding vendors too!
Bride’s ticket price includes early entry fee, tea room style fashion show, light buffet dinner, complimentary champagne and wine tasting and bridal goodie bags. In addition each bride will be treated to a one-one gown session with an Orlando area Bridal Consultant. Guest’s ticket price includes light buffet dinner along with champagne and wine tasting. (TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)
BRIDES cannot enter as guests. Each BRIDE trying on wedding gowns MUST register separately.
And, finally, why we do this in the first place. If you know someone who is battling terminal breast cancer, nominate them for a "wish" by contacting www.makingmemories.org.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Join us Sunday February 15, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
“To provide an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients’ dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of 'Making Memories' together with their families, a chance that might not have become a reality without the assistance of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation."
"To advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the vast resources and support available to breast cancer patients and their families."
Message from Making Memories
It is estimated that this year alone over 200,000 women and nearly 1,200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, breast cancer will take the lives of almost 40,000 people this year in the United States and over 300,000 worldwide. In the United States one person will be diagnosed with breast cancer every 2½ minutes, and one person will die of breast cancer every 12 minutes. Many know that this disease is the second highest killer of women in the United States, but a little known fact is that breast cancer is the number one killer of women between the ages of 15 and 54.
The human toll of these statistics is staggering. Small children are left without their mothers. Husbands are left to raise families on their own. There are now 2.8 million women in America diagnosed with breast cancer—this number is increasing rapidly.
The tragedy of this illness, as with any terminal disease, is not limited to the physical and emotional impact. In many cases an enormous financial strain is placed on the family. The staggering cost of treatment must be paid, all the while hoping to buy time until a cure is found. When the insurance is exhausted and the hospitals are paid there is often no money left for extras. This means that many families cannot afford special moments together that might lift spirits and ease the turmoil of “saying goodbye.”
It is our intention to “make a difference” in the lives of those suffering from this devastating disease. Our wish-granting service helps put the realities of this terminal illness aside, if just for a few days, while providing the opportunity for a family to spend quality time together. Our hope is that every metastatic breast cancer patient will be able to pass from this world comforted with the joy of having left his or her family a final beautiful memory—something the family will look back on and remember for a lifetime.
Corporate Sponsorship, businesses, family memorials and private individual sponsors are urged to help support and grant wishes. At this time our primary fundraising branch is Brides Against Breast Cancer. We accept thousands of new and used wedding gowns every year from private and corporate donors, then sell these beautiful gowns to brides at exceptional savings over retail prices. Dozens of these gown sales events are scheduled annually in major cities all across the country. Other fundraising activities include Diamonds for Dreams and the Pink Envelope Project.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Date: Sunday, February 08, 2009
Bridal Show: Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show at Orlando World Center Marriott
Event Details: 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The BABC booth- all set up and ready for the Brides!
Kerline (Joie de Vie) and Anna (Annie Muniz and Associates)
Round 1 of the modeling begins! (Jennifer, Cherise and Lindsay)
Ready to hand out postcards with the BABC Gown Sale info! (Cherise and Lindsay)
And "Here Come the Brides..." (Melissa, Jennifer and Rosie)
Of course we managed a Round 2! (Rosie, Lindsay, Cherise and Jennifer)
Big Smiles for a Job Well Done! (Melissa and Rosie)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Sponsored by Neutrogena Cosmetics, Taylor Morrison & the Royal Plaza Hotel
Sunday, January 25, 2009
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Royal Plaza Hotel
1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
This action packed show has much to offer soon-to-be-Brides, including the opportunity to meet BABC Orlando Volunteers, learn about the Cause and how to help. ABC members dedicated to Brides Against Breast Cancer and the Making Memories Foundation will be operating a booth on behalf of BABC, so please take a quick minute to stop by and get the information you need to help support Breast Cancer patients, nationwide.
Friday, January 23, 2009
For many people, a Cause or Issue isn't real until they can see it with their own eyes. Joining a Cause on Facebook is one thing- actually living a life of awareness, and truly understanding how you can help a person in need is another. Seeing for yourself how much your donations (whether it be time, effort or funding) lift another person, fill their lives with joy or enrich their last days on earth won't just gratify you- it may inspire the same lifting and fulfilment in yourself. Both Hope and Satisfaction lie in the Human Spirit and by helping one another, we evolve, carry on and succeed in our life's mission.
I'm posting a Granted Wish here now- hopefully it will serve as your daily reminder to spread kindness- and will continue to enlighten you with similar entries that will drive home the message and the proof that what we're doing, what you're doing and what everyone could be doing- does make a difference. The World goes round...
When BJ Oropeza contacted the Making Memories
Foundation asking for help in “surprising” his
wife, little did he know “what a difference” that
could make to Cathie. Exhausted from treatments
and caring for their two sons, ages 6 and 6
months, Cathie needed some “time in the sun.”
That time was found in Orlando, FL, at the Magic
Kingdom with her family. “Seven, magical, wonderful,
“It was just so much fun,” she said upon her return.
“It was like a fairytale and I was the princess.
We could never have done this on our own -
not now, not with all our medical expenses. How
can I thank you? My son will never forget this
and my baby will have our pictures to look back
“I wish I could tell everyone what this trip meant
to us. Maybe if they only knew, they would help
another family in our situation. God Bless each
of you who participated in granting my wish.”
Cathie Oropeza’s wish comes true.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
As an association, we are committed to Brides Against Breast Cancer and the Making Memories Foundation. Local members of ABC collaborate each year to bring life and hope to some amazing events centered around the BABC desire to Grant Wishes to Breast Cancer patients, to enrich their lives.
As members, we volunteer ourselves to work the BABC booths at local bridal shows- informing guests of the foundation's position, upcoming events, when/where to attend the National Tour of Gowns show and even how to donate a gown after their own wedding is complete. Our heartfelt efforts aim to benefit blushing Brides seeking the dress they are to be Wed in, as well as Breast Cancer patients across the nation- many arranging and hoping for their final Wishes.
This year, our committee has agreed upon hosting a Gown Drive to collect donated dresses for the National Tour of Gowns. Every year, a rather large truck arrives in Orlando (one of many stops across our country) to unload a lavish and exquisite collection of wedding gowns for the annual Gown show/sale- coordinated and planned by ABC members. We in turn re-load the truck with new donations in need of preparation for their own big sale sometime in the future.