Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bracelets for Breasts*

So here's the story: my friend's mom has stage 4 breast cancer. She is currently pursuing non-traditional treatment with a fancy doctor in NYC, because the regular doctors say they can't help her anymore. Her treatment is awesome, and doing wonders for her, but it's not covered by her health insurance. (Don't get me started on this fact. She was a hospital nurse for years and years, and I think nurses should automatically have cadillac health plans.)

My friend is trying to raise money to help defray the costs of her mom's treatment, which is super expensive. I want to help, and you all keep asking me where you can buy my bracelets, soooooooo... BRACELETS FOR BREASTS!*

Here's the deal: I made a bunch of bracelets with various kinds of pink beads/stones. Here's a random sampling:

For $10, you get one of these. I get to choose the design. You get to choose whether you want gold-tone or silver-tone, and also the length (hint: that's how I'm going to choose the design, because I made them in varying lengths.) The lengths are 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", and 8".

For $20, I will make you a custom bracelet, in the color(s)/stone(s) you choose, in gold-tone, silver-tone or black metal (\m/) in whatever length you want. Here are some sample bracelets in various styles:

It costs me about $3 to make and send a bracelet, so the rest of the money you donate goes directly to my friend's mom (I think I'll do this for about a month, and at the end of the month I'm going to cut her a check.) This means if you want to send more than $10/$20, you can feel free to do so. Also, if you just want to donate to the cause, obviously the entire amount of your donation will go into the fund. I'm not taking anything out for PayPal costs, because $3 per bracelet should cover that too (and if it doesn't it's such a small amount anyway, who cares?)

To donate, or to request a bracelet, use the following button (I'm using PayPal.) Make sure you tell me what kind of bracelet you want (and the length you need), or if it's simply a donation. Also make sure you give me your correct address if you want a bracelet.

*The bracelets are actually for your wrist, not for your breasts, because I don't know how breast bracelets would actually work and I'm too lazy to figure out the logistics. 

9/19/2012 - We are now over $200!!! Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who donated, reposted, shared, and encouraged! Enjoy your bracelets, and enjoy some DANCING VAL!!!!