Friday, February 20, 2009

BABC on Fox News!

Val has done an unbelievable job of putting together a Gown Drive to collect donated Gowns this year- check out the spot from Fox News on BABC Orlando and our Gown Drive! There's still a great day left to donate your wedding gown! We'll be on site at
Room Service Rentals in Orlando tomorrow from 10am to 4pm.
Come check us out and don't forget- there is a drawing to be entered for a fabulous Grand Prize!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

BABC on The Daily Buzz!!!

BABC gets a spot on The Daily Buzz

Tuesday, February 17th

7:20 and 8:20 AM!!!

Tune in to check it out and let us know your thoughts.

We're hoping to have a video segment available shortly to post for everyone. Stay tuned... :)

More info on The Daily Buzz.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Another Bridal Show!

BABC Orlando will be setting up a booth this coming Sunday- February 15th- at the Hilton in Altamonte Springs for another Bridal Show! This will be our last show before our fabulous Gown Sale so please be sure to come out and support BABC by purchasing a raffle ticket for the chance to WIN your Wedding Gown! It's a great opportunity to do something charitable and warm for others and even gift yourself with the chance at a FREE GOWN!!!!

Join us Sunday February 15, 2009
Valentines Day Weekend
1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

(Check out this newly renovated facility!)
350 South North Lake Boulevard
Altamonte Springs FL 32715

Fashion show featuring David's Bridal & Absolutely Fitting

You Can Win One Of The Following Prizes:

An AMAZING Honeymoon provided by All About Travel
Coconut Bay Beach Resort in St. Lucia 4/day/3 night all-inclusive
2 Night stay at the Hilton
2 Night stay at the Sheraton Orlando North
1 Night stay and dinner for 2 at the Royal Plaza Hotel
Photography Package valued at $1,395 from J&R Productions
An engagement session plus 2 parent albums with purchase of any package Valued at $750 provided by Photography by Greg
$300 gift certificate off of DJ Services from Pizzazz Entertainment
$200 gift certificate off of DJ Services from Junction 88 Productions
1 free hour of Limo services with purchase of 3 hour package ? Valued at $180
Dinner and Golf for 2 at Harmony Golf Preserve
Free up lighting package valued at $300 provided by Soundwave Entertainment
More Grand Prizes to Be Announced!

Admission is only $10.00 per person -
Register online and pay $5.00 at door

For more information:407.928.9612

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gown Drive Info!

Orlando BABC is so pleased to announce our upcoming Gown Drive! We hope you'll be just as driven to donate as our members have been to making this Drive a reality this year. This will be a two day event and we can't wait to meet Central Florida's most caring and warm hearts who are coming out to donate cherished gowns!

Gown Donation Drive
Friday, February 20th 11:30am - 7pm
Saturday, February 21st 10am - 4pm

Room Service Furniture and Event Rentals
2105 Viscount Row
Orlando, FL

Pre-registration can be done at!

Special Reminders for Donors:
*Your gown donation is tax deductible! The ORIGINAL value. (Awesome!)
*Your donation also enters you in an unbelievable giveaway drawing. Think tropical getaway...

So don't miss out! Donate your Gown and make a difference in the lives of Breast Cancer patients Nationwide!

See everyone Friday or Saturday!

Happiness and Success,
Cherise Phillips

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Get to know Brides Against Breast Cancer

Today I wanted to share some background info on Brides Against Breast Cancer and the Making Memories Foundation. The below info has been pulled from the Making Memories Website.

Mission Statement

“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

PWG Bridal Show- February 8, 2009

Brides Against Breast Cancer
will be showing at the
PWG Bridal Show on Sunday, February 8th, 2009.

A sampling of our donated Wedding Gowns will be modeled and ABC members will also be volunteering their time at the BABC booth to spread the word about the Making Memories Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness and of course the National Tour of Gowns which will be making its Orlando stop March 12-14th, 2009.

Please come out and support Orlando BABC's team efforts! We'll be selling raffle tickets at the show for a chance to WIN the Wedding Gown of YOUR choice from our donated collection.

Show Details are listed below!

Date: Sunday, February 08, 2009
Bridal Show: Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show at Orlando World Center Marriott
Price: 10.00
Event Details: 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 407.936.0380 x131 Email: