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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.

Pure Madness Chocolate Shows Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Photo credit: puremadnesschocolate.com

Pure Madness Chocolate will donate a portion of sales from their Luscious Truffle Collection during the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF). NBCF’s mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

“We are proud to support NBCF,” explains Lynn Gonsior, President of Pure Madness Chocolate. “Breast cancer is a cause close to our hearts and we hope to help further the outstanding mission of NBCF through our donation. Early detection can help save lives.”

Photo credit: puremadnesschocolate.com

Photo credit: puremadnesschocolate.com

Throughout October, consumers can indulge in the chocolate they love, while supporting a worthy cause. $1 will be donated to the organization for every box of Pure Madness Chocolate truffles sold during breast cancer awareness month.

Pure Madness Chocolate boasts a curated collection of chocolate bars, toffee, sea salt caramels, seasonal peppermint bark, monthly chocolate clubs, sipping chocolate, and truffles that leave chocoholics in pure ecstasy. The bold layers of flavor, exemplified by the chili lime and espresso truffles, will excite sophisticated palates.

Photo credit: puremadnesschocolate.com

Photo credit: puremadnesschocolate.com

Pure Madness has not forgotten the classics, however. They reinterpreted beloved darks and milks with fresh ingredients and Belgian chocolate. Though it builds on decades of the finest chocolate-making methods in the world, Pure Madness is a contemporary brand packaged with the modern consumer in mind.

About Pure Madness Chocolate Pure Madness Chocolate embraces the sensual side of chocolate with a curated collection of products. Driven by a passion for fresh, high quality ingredients and incorporating bold and classic flavors, the products pair indulgence with luxury. Pure Madness is a privately held company headquartered in New York. For more information about Pure Madness Chocolate, visit www.puremadnesschocolate.com.

About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for nine years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.

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