Wednesday, October 31, 2007

THE PINK FILES...



Not sure why this did not post on Monday? In any case... here it is... a little belated...

As promised, I will unveil the project that I have been working on... sort of. You see, about a month and a half ago I was contacted and asked to post "pink" for the month of October. I scoured the internet just as many other bloggers did, in hopes of finding some unique way to bind the wedding industry with breast cancer awareness. What I found was Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation- and the project that most drew me in was The Pink Envelope Project. It was created by a group of women who began throwing girls nights out and asking that the guests bring a pink envelope filled with a donation to the foundation in whatever amount they were able to donate. The envelope allowed the monetary amounts to remain annonymous- and in the end everyone was able to feel great about the overall contribution. This project has since turned into an international movement.... with many brides adopting the "Pink Envelope Party" to incorporate their bridal luncheons, showers, and bachelorette parties. Furthermore, brides are taking it upon themselves to donate funds on behalf of their guests. All monies then go to the foundation, which grants the wishes of women suffering from breast cancer with less than a year left to live. These wishes range from wanting their child to have the funding to attend college once they are gone- to having their family flown in for one last hoorah. The courage and strength of these women is so powerful!

I have decided to bring the PEP to my neck of the woods. I am organizing a regional effort to have brides hold as many pink envelope parties as they can and come up with as many creative ways to get pink envelopes donated to the foundation. What's in it for them? I am teaming up with the top industry professionals in Jacksonville and asking that they donate their talents, services, products, and time to produce one AMAZING wedding.... and that the best boutiques and shops around town donate to a DREAM "Second Chance Registry". For every $25 raised, brides will earn ONE raffle ticket to win the wedding (for 100 guests to take place on 08-08-08)... for every $5 raised, non-brides and brides too far into their planning process will earn ONE raffle ticket for the registry. I will be teaming up with the community and be out and about around town raising breast cancer awareness and promoting the importance of mammograms. Additional information will be available on the website (which I have been working on for DAYS- I openly admit that I am no webmaster so be nice when you visit)... the website is set to premier by early next week... I will keep you informed...

If you are a bride in the Jacksonville area or a bride eyeing the sunshine state for a destination wedding for 08-08-08... then I encourage you to participate. If you are a vendor interested in sponsoring the event, please contact me at thepinkfiles.tscw@gmail.com

Like I stated, more information will follow soon- but I did want to get the buzz started as I feel that this is such a great win-win project for everyone involved...

5 comments:

Darci said...

Such an great idea for a fantastic cause...bravo to you!

Enjoy Celebrations and Occasions said...

This sounds wonderful! What a fabulous idea! I'll be sure to pass on the "pink envelope project" to brides as a great addition to a shower or engagement party.

Sarah Dennis said...

Bravo Danielle! Fantastic idea! I applaud you for your efforts and enthusiasm. I know everything is going to be great. This is such a great cause. I wish I was in Florida to help you. Let me know if I can do anything up in New York.

Merrilee Diaz said...

Wow, you're amazing! I'll pass the word along in my blog and don't hestiate to let me know if there's anything I can do to help. I'm also based in NY. : )

Oh Happy Blog! said...

You all are so very kind. I have to say that this was a rather difficult task to take on... but something that I am passionate about... really looking forward to learning as I go...