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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.

Doc Popcorn Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Doc Popcorn, innovator of fresh-popped kettle-cooked popcorn, is going pink this October to raise awareness for breast cancer, a disease that affects one in eight American women.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness in support of breast cancer prevention as the hunt for a cure continues.”

Photo credit docpopcorn.com

Photo credit docpopcorn.com

The snack leader has developed a new limited-edition flavor in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month dubbed Sweet Pink, a delicious kettle-cooked popcorn with a cherry-flavored pink glaze. The new specialty flavor, which will be released during the chain’s annual Popping for Pink  fundraising campaign for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF), will be available for purchase online at www.docpopcorn.com and in participating Doc Popcorn locations nationwide.

“A pervasive and devastating disease, breast cancer affects so many people’s lives around the world. As a franchise family, we want to make a helpful impact in any way we can and in the best way we know how,” says Renée Israel, co-founder and Mama Pop of Doc Popcorn. “We are proud to continue our partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness in support of breast cancer prevention as the hunt for a cure continues.”

Photo credit docpopcorn.com

Photo credit docpopcorn.com

Throughout the month of October, Doc Popcorn guests at participating locations who donate $1 to NBCF will receive a $1 off coupon to use on their next visit. In addition, Doc Popcorn will donate 10 percent of proceeds from online sales during the month of October to NBCF. Along with Sweet Pink, Doc Popcorn offers a variety of gourmet flavors from which to choose such as Better Butter,Sweet ButterCaramel BlissHoppin’ Jalapeño and Cheesy Cheddar.

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Photo credit docpopcorn.com

“We are grateful to Doc Popcorn for their continued support of our mission to help women now and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer,” says Janelle Hail, founder and CEO of NBCF. “The funds they raise will allow us to provide early detection services to women in need in all 50 states.”

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 ten years, NBCF provides women help for today and hope for tomorrow through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, My NBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.

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