Bras for a Cure 2014 Contest!

pink ribbon flowersOctober has arrived, and along with it the campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer. Those who have been affected by this disease testify to its far-reaching affects – affects that have the potential to devastate them in body and mind, but also those who they love – who not only watch them suffer, but suffer along with them. This is why breast cancer awareness is so important, and why we work so hard to raise awareness. Bras for a Cure Eugene

No doubt, breast cancer is a serious issue. But there’s something healing and uplifting about finding a way to approach life, and the hardships it throws our way with humor! It enables us to look at this difficult issue and feel like maybe we can make a difference. Maybe we can affect change…because the truth is that we most definitely can! bra decorating contest

Bras for a Cure, presented by Dandelions Flowers & Gifts and sponsored by KDUK, is one way in which you can make a difference in a fun, whimsical way. All you have to do is release your inner artist, and decorate a bra! There is a $10 registration fee to enter your bra into the contest. Then when voting begins, you get your friends and family to vote, which will only cost them $1.00 a vote. There’ll be fun, friendly competition, awareness-raising conversation, and most importantly – funds raised to helping cancer patients eugene oregonhelp the individuals affected by breast cancer right here in Lane county, because all the money we raise from Bras for a Cure goes to the Oregon Cancer Foundation (formerly the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation) and is used locally.

The Oregon Cancer Foundation not only offers support and counseling for cancer sufferers after their treatments, but they also give financial help where ever it’s needed – to cover bills, to pay for gas, etc.

You can read up on the contest rules at brasforacure.com, but here’s a quick summary:

1. Your entry – along with your $10 entry fee – is due at Dandelions Flowers  (1710 Chambers St.) by October 18th by 5pm.

2. Voting begins on Monday, October 20th thru the 31st and is $1 per vote.

3. The Reveal Party – where you can see all the bras displayed, meet the entrants and vote, vote, vote is Tuesday, October 21st from 5-7pm.

You can see last year’s entries at the Bras for a Cure website, and we’ll be keeping you updated on the voting progress on the Bras for a Cure Facebook page, so be sure to Like us.

Participate this year, and as you do, spread the word!

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2nd Annual Bras for a Cure

Bras for a CureI LOVE this event where bras are fun, creative, whimsical and put to a really darn good use (besides their other, traditional good use)!

Dandelions is again hosting the Bras for a Cure event showcasing decorated bras from members of the community (women & men) to raise awareness and support for cancer patients and their needs through the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation here in Eugene.

100% percent of the proceeds of this event go directly to Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation where the money is used to offer help to cancer patients who may need assistance with housekeeping, lawn mowing, wigs, transportation and more.

How to Get Involved:

Submit a Bra!

Decorated bras can be submitted to Dandelions by Saturday, October 19 with a $10 registration fee. Bras can be any theme (as long as it is suitable for viewing by all ages) so get creative! Last year’s entries ranged from whimsical and inspiring to downright funny! Bras for a Cure Registration Form

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Attend the Reveal Party!

Voting is open to the public October 21-31 during regular business hours at Dandelions but the most fun way to vote is to attend the Reveal Party.  On Tuesday, October 22 from 5-7pm (at Dandelions) bring your friends, daughters, co-workers or fly solo and enjoy wine tasting and refreshments while viewing all the creative entries. There will be plenty of staff on hand to help you place your $1 votes. Many attendees last year placed $5, $10 or $20 votes on their favorite bras. Every $1 = 1 vote so $20= 20 votes!

Bras for a Cure REVEAL Party Debbie with the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Bras for a Cure Reveal Party Success!! reveal party 006

Bob Welch Book Signing Event at Dandelions

Bob WelchLast month I wrote about local author Bob Welch‘s recently published books “Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail” and “52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life” that we have for sale here in our store. I mentioned then that Dandelions would be hosting a book-signing for Mr. Welch this month. Well, we have a date:

When:     Tuesday, December 18th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Where:   Dandelions Flowers and Gifts at 1710 Chambers St. Eugene, OR, 97402

Join us here at Dandelions at as we host this exciting event, and take advantage of the opportunity to meet Bob Welch. Not only will these autographed books be great to pick up for yourself, but they’ll also make a wonderful present during this holiday gift-giving season.

Also, all Dandelions merchandise will be 20% off during the book-signing.

Be sure not to miss this opportunity!!