Every two minutes in the United States, a woman dies of breast cancer, according to breastcancer.org. The nonprofit organization also reports that today, one in every seven women is likely to get breast cancer. Doing its part to combat these frightening statistics, online jewelry business bead 'n babe will take to the streets in Philadelphia starting on Oct. 6, leading a team of women committed to raising money and awareness of the devastating effects of breast cancer by walking 60 miles over a three-day period.
Information on the event can be found at www.the3day.org. Eileen Jessup, owner of bead 'n babe and Hudson Valley area bead artist, will offer 15 percent of the proceeds of her three Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Awareness Jewelry, or jewelry that carries a socially conscious or humanitarian message, is the newest addition to Jessup's product line that also features pieces designed especially for babies, little girls, women, mothers, and grandmothers. The jewelry is made of gold, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, gemstones, and freshwater pearls. Like all of Jessup's jewelry, the Awareness Jewelry is personalized and made to order.
"Breast cancer touches all of us at some point, when a friend or family member is diagnosed or dies of this disease," comments Jessup. "Through my jewelry, I want to help those in need by offering hope and sending the message that breast cancer can never destroy the inner beauty of a woman reflected in my Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets."
Eileen Jessup is owner of bead 'n babe located on the Internet at www.beadnbabe.com. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Artisan Guild. The Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets and other Awareness Jewelry are available on her Web site and in select boutiques in the Hudson Valley area. Bracelets come with the traditional breast cancer ribbon attached as a charm dangling from the clasp. E-mail Eileen or call (845) 206-1919.