October is breast cancer awareness month. Work continues to find a cure, and there's a lot of support out there to fight the disease.
Every year for the past 18 years, the Carlisle Collection has designed a scarf for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, all proceeds benefitting breast cancer research.
Coleman Hooper with the Carlisle Collection says, "I have a good friend going through this now and she's been amazing and it's very meaningful to be a part of something that can help a really good friend."
So far, the scarves have brought in $1.7 million for Komen. Money that has led to advances in finding a cure. Hooper says, "I know a lot of Carlisle consultants who have actually had breast cancer themselves so it feels like we're supporting each other."
Hooper says, “A lot of women going through chemotherapy actually wear these scarves when they've lost their hair or wearing a cap so it's kind of dual fold. It's supporting the foundation and then they can also pass it on to a friend who's going through the same thing. So it's been very meaningful."
It’s a meaningful piece of art that year after year gives hope to those fighting cancer. Hooper says, "It's a great cause as we know and we're very proud to be a part of supporting it."
For a $125 donation, you can get the scarf. All proceeds go to the Komen Foundation. Contact Coleman Hooper with the Carlisle Collection at 410-303-3374.
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