The C word. We know it well. Throw the word "breast" in front of it, and it becomes all the more familiar. In the United States, current statistics show that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime--a percentage that makes my stomach turn. So when my friend, Marci, reached out to tell me about the incredible way she and Ann-Lamar are honoring their sister, Blakely, I knew this was a cause I wanted to get behind.
Blakely Tuten-Canfield was just 37 years old when she lost her battle with breast cancer. Like so many others, she was filled with life, a loving family by her side, but this devastating disease had other plans. It was her dream to see a cure be found so that others wouldn't know the suffering she did, and as a way to honor and carry on Blakely's legacy, her sisters are setting out to raise funds to support that dream. Enter: Glam and Sand!
The Tuten ladies have put together two incredible baskets--each valued at over $1400--filled with luxurious, designer goodies (itemized here!) and a two-night beach stay for two, complete with massages! For every $5 you donate, their family will gift you an entry into this incredible giveaway, all in Blakely's honor! Your donation will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a registered non-profit committed to providing critical funding for cancer research worldwide. You can learn more about the foundation at bcrf.org/about.
While I never had the pleasure of knowing Blakely, her spirit certainly lives through Marci, and I know firsthand how close-knit this family is; their love is just infectious! I am confident that one day we will live in a world where stories like this one won't have to be shared, and thanks to your donations, we'll be one step closer. Join me in supporting Marci and her family in the fight to end breast cancer and honor Blakely. Click Here to make your donation and enter to win the Glam and Sand giveaway!
Blakely's family and friends thank you immensely for your support. Together, we WILL defeat breast cancer, because 37 is too damn young.