SARASOTA, Fla., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brides Against Breast Cancer today announced the opening of a new retail store, as well as the 2012 dates and locations for its ongoing original "Nationwide Tour of Gowns," which begins June 8-9 in Reno, Nevada. Sales of gowns and accessories support the nonprofit organization's nationwide outreach and educational efforts to empower people impacted by cancer.
Brides Against Breast Cancer's new 3,500-square-foot store in Sarasota offers more than 1,000 gowns in all sizes priced from $100 up to $8,000 in sizes from 0 to 30. Private appointments and fittings are available. "We have a dress to fit everyone's budget," said Amy Paulishak, vice president, business development for the Sarasota-based national non-profit organization. "For women getting married on the beach we have great lightweight options. We also have reception dresses, bridesmaid dresses and mother of-the-bride gowns in every shape and size, along with accessories like tiaras and veils."
Known for its original Nationwide Tour of Gowns bridal shows, Brides Against Breast Cancer holds more than 50 shows a year, with an average offering of 1,000 or more new or gently worn and designer dresses. Attendees are offered free information about programs and services available to cancer patients and their family members. Upcoming shows include:
- Reno, June 8/9
- Denver, June 16/17
- Tulsa, June 29/30
- Austin, July 7/8
- San Antonio, July 14
- Chicago, July 14/15
- Jacksonville, July 19-21
- Pensacola, July 22
- Houston, July 27/28
- Memphis (Cordova), August 9-11
- Sarasota, August 31-Sept.1
- Raleigh, September 21-23
- Washington, D.C., September 28-30
- Brandon, FL, November 2-3
"Brides Against Breast Cancer's mission complements and supports our wide-ranging services and programs," said Carl Ritter, CEO, Center for Building Hope (CBH), which recently acquired the organization and moved its national headquarters to Sarasota.
Brides Against Breast Cancer's administrative headquarters and a bridal dress preparation center are also located in the Lakewood Ranch facility. "We welcome the tax-deductible donations of bridal gowns and accessories," added Paulishak. "New gowns are arriving daily and we welcome every contribution."
For more information: www.bridesabc.org, or call us at 877-721-HOPE (4673) to learn how you can donate to Brides Against Breast Cancer.
About Brides Against Breast Cancer:
Brides Against Breast Cancer™ contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Our outreach and educational efforts during our "Tour of Gowns" bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer. Brides Against Breast Cancer is a sister organization of the Center for Building Hope. Located in Sarasota, Florida, the Center for Building Hope (CBH) offers free information, free programs and services to cancer patients, caregivers and family members, while connecting them with others who are undergoing a similar experience.
SOURCE Brides Against Breast Cancer