Giving Back to the Community: Brides Against Breast Cancer
This month was special as we partnered with Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC) by hosting a fundraising event honoring those that have been impacted by cancer. Erika’s Elegance Weddings and Events put on an incredibly touching evening that highlighted this organization. The Red Horse Barn was a perfect backdrop for our evening as we enjoyed Summit Event Catering and the sounds of Larry by Fly by Night DJs. As we finished dinner and the venue was lit in pink (of course) by Elevated Pulse, we enjoyed a fashion show sponsored by Mon Amie Bridal Salon with MD Hair and Makeup providing their services for our models. Each of our models had a personal connection with someone affected by cancer. Our vendors all did a terrific job coming together to give back to this impactful cause and in addition Katherine Hoggard with Impact Favors educated us on how we and our clients can make a difference at our events by donating to meaningful causes and then passing it on to others in hopes of making an even bigger impact. Videographer Greg Fiske put together a heartfelt video for the event featuring our very own members. Our MC for the evening Tracy from Flawless Weddings and Events shared with us her personal connection to cancer by sharing the story of her mother’s battle.
It was eye opening to see that almost everyone in attendance that evening has known someone touched by cancer in some way. Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to ensure those battling cancer and their family have the resources and information they will need for their journey. Each year BABC tours the country with their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns”. The funds raised during the tour make it possible to provide the support needed to thousands of children and adults impacted by cancer. During our ABC event we were able to raise $1,161 for the organization. The donations will fund over 20 hours of FREE support for people affected by cancer. Other ways you may consider helping are to donate a wedding gown, volunteer for the organization, host a BABC fundraising event, become a BABC sponsor, participate in their Pink Envelope Project, or Be an Advocate.
It was such a pleasure for our organization to come together with Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC), give back to those battling cancer and to learn what we can do in the future to an impact in assisiting BABC.
Thank you to Hilton Huntington Beach, Mastro’s and One Hope Wine for donating our raffle prizes and thank you to all the sponors for a meaningful and memorable evening.
A very special thank you to all of our vendors and sponsors for the evening.
Island Bar and Beverage
Fly By Night DJ
Erika’s Elegance Weddings and Events
M&D Hair and Make-up
The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
Fund With Photo
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Signature Party Rentals
Red Horse Barn