Real Brides Share How They're Fighting Breast Cancer

From fundraising to running the for the cure, find out how real brides are supporting the cause on their wedding day and beyond.
by Cait Rohan

"When we set up our Macy's registry,

we opted in to have the store donate a portion of the proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

." --*city bride*


I registered for a lot of the pink breast cancer awareness items on my registry.

Besides the fact that they were super-cute, I like that they can help someone else." --shakes116


I'm going to donate my gown to Brides Against Breast Cancer.

I think it's a really cool idea and organization. Plus it's tax-deductible." --fishy0821


All our wedding stamps were the USPS breast cancer ones.

We figured it would be better to spend the extra money for a good cause than to spend it getting custom-made ones with our pictures on them." --nani8nani


I'm putting a big basket of pink ribbons in the ladies' room at our wedding

, which is October 4. The ribbons will raise awareness and celebrate my mom's fourth year being breast cancer-free!" --alphie423


I bought my dress from the Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale!

" --emerlyn


I click on every day

, and I donated my wedding dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer." --redshoegirl


My hairstylist is doing a big wedding-themed runway show to raise money for breast cancer

and I am participating as a model for the show! I also got a bunch of girlfriends together to buy tickets and come! All the ticket sales go to the foundation. Anyone wanting to support this cause can find more info on" --blushingbride1009

"I'm doing a breast cancer walk and I have taken it upon myself to let everyone at my job know that they can contribute and participate by creating emails and flyers.

After the wedding, I'll be cutting my hair and donating it to Locks of Love.

" --Ponticelli

"I am a leukemia survivor, my mother is a breast cancer survivor, and my fiance has a rare form of eye cancer. I lost my good friend Steve to leukemia and my cousin Billy to lung cancer over the past couple of years. I also have many friends that have survived cancer.

For the past 10 years or so I have done Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society

, and have served as a participant, a team captain, and then honorary chair survivor, speaking about my experiences to others. I chaired the survivorship committee for two years and put on a dinner for close to 500 survivors and caregivers using pretty much only donations (this makes planning the wedding a breeze!). My experiences are with supporting all cancers through the Relay. Our favors for our wedding include a purple 'HOPE' Relay bracelet and a $5-per-guest donation to the American Cancer Society." --vraingrlv


I actually run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure every year with friends.

" --isancarlos31


My salon is offering $20 haircuts in October.

All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I plan on going and I'm spreading the word!" --MichiBolooki

"The company I work for holds an annual golf tournament in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure near Washington, DC. Though I can't physically participate from our office here in South Florida,

I do help find sponsors and make a personal donation.

" --adiaza2181

"I've walked (no running for me!) the Race for the Cure in October the past two years -- this one will be my third.

I also wear the pink wristbands every October.

" --iLoveMrBurpsalot


All of my kitchen appliances are the breast cancer-pink ones

, including my KitchenAid stand mixer. I own a lot of scrubs with the breast cancer ribbons on them,

my ID badge holder is a pink breast cancer ribbon

, and I always do the Susan G. Komen race, but I walk! Last year

my sorority sisters and I painted our bras and donated them to Bras Across the Bridge in Cincinnati

. The bras they received were hung from the bridge from Kentucky to Ohio in support of breast cancer research." --mcmahaee

"My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and has since become stage 4. They originally gave her a few months to live, and 3 years later, while she isn't cancer free, she is still here fighting. My mother is my hero and I can only strive to be as strong as she is. I donate to the Komen fund and walked the walk last year.

I always try to do little things, such as buy items whose proceeds go toward breast cancer research

." --amlinton1615


I got a team of 10 people together to join me in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 5.

Thanks to friends and family (and several Knotties), my team has raised almost $600!" --canthardlywait426

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