Saturday, October 07, 2006

Brides Against Breast Cancer


Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Dee Appel hangs donated wedding gowns on a clothes rack in a family member's garage in Lumberton on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. The gowns are sold by Brides Against Breast Cancer to raise money to grant wishes for Stage IV breast cancer families. More than half of the gowns sold at these shows are brand new and donated by dress designers.


Dee Appel (left) receives donated wedding gowns from Sharon McIntyre of Silsbee (right) at a family member's garage. Appel has Stage IV breast cancer herself. Time magazine will feature Appel's story in its Oct. 16 issue.


Dee Appel sorts donated wedding gowns on a clothes rack in a family member's garage. Brides Against Breast Cancer will hold a wedding gown sale and fundraiser at the Beaumont Country Club on Oct. 13 and 14.

Stage IV breast cancer is a terminal level. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women age 40 and older are strongly encouraged by the American Cancer Society to get a mammogram to detect, diagnose and fight breast cancer before it gets to Stage IV.

Please read "Making memories from bridal memories" by Jane McBride.