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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Brides Against Breast Cancer: A Stylish And Worthy Charity

brides against breast cancerEngaged to the man of your dreams and searching for a wedding gown? Brides Against Breast Cancer may offer you a perfectly charitable and stylish shopping option!

This fabulous organization contributes to programs for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Their outreach and educational efforts during their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.

Photo credit: Brides Against Breast Cancer

Photo Credit: Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer is a non-profit organization serving people affected by cancer.  Their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” sales fund programs and services that are FREE to cancer patients, their families and caregivers. These programs provide critical information and provide a priceless support network to people throughout the United States affected by this insidious disease.  Some of the programs include support groups, children’s programs, exercise classes and more. Their goal is to ensure that no one in this country has to face cancer alone.

Their more than 100 yearly shows provide brides-to-be with an opportunity to find their dream gown – at an incredible savings, while contributing to services that provide education, information and outreach to men, women and children affected by cancer. Show sales include hundreds of new, name brand and designer gowns, as well as lovingly worn gowns in various styles and sizes, and the organization offers a convenient layaway plan. Most gown prices range from $99 to $799 with designers gowns valued up to $3,900. If you have already said “I Do,” please consider donating your gown to BABC, as your donation is tax deductible.

Brides Against Breast Cancer will contribute $2 million this year to help people impacted by cancer. Among the numerous free programs supported are children’s programs, support groups, exercise, and nutrition classes. Other programs include Camp No Worries, Cancer Education Series and Ask the Doctor.

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(Photo Credit: groomsoldseparately.com)

The worldwide support of designers, manufacturers, bridal shops and individual donations make possible their Nationwide Tour of Gowns sales. More than half of the gowns presented during each event are new designer gowns that arrive directly from designers, manufacturers and bridal retailers.

Photo credit: Brides Against Breast Cancer

Photo Credit: Brides Against Breast Cancer

Shopping at a Brides Against Breast Cancer Event offers brides:

  • Education, nutrition, exercise, support and therapy are just some of the many programs and services BABC supports, all designed to help cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer will distribute over 10,000 breast “self-exam” cards this year
  • Average price of dress is $600.
  • Gowns are available in sizes 4 – 18.
  • They have a dress to fit ANY budget and they offer layaway.
  • The most popular gown styles (mermaid, lace, fit and flare and gowns with a sweetheart neckline) are available in the collections.
  • If you are planning a beach wedding, BABC has great options that are lightweight and beach-worthy.
  • BABC also has bridal accessories — including tiaras and veils.
  • TO REGISTER and for more INFO  go to: bridesabc.org  or call 1-877-721-HOPE.
  • If you have already said “I DO” and want to donate your gown, there is a TAX DEDUCTION AVAILABLE – go online to bridesabc.org  to learn more!

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