In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we here at The Bell Rose Tattoo & Piercing have focused our efforts on raising money for a cure. For the month of October we will be taking donations for the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and concluding the month of October with a Halloween flash fundraiser on Saturday October 25th from NOON-8PM. According to www.nationalbreastcancer.org, “one in eight woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death among woman.” The statistics are staggering and bring breast cancer all too close to home.
I moved back to my hometown of Daphne, Alabama six years ago because my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. A diagnosis that forever changed my mother’s life, and the lives of each and every member of our entire family. She aggressively fought her cancer every single day, by having a mastectomy, and on going chemotherapy and radiation treatments. We stood by my Mother, every step of the treatment as a family, constantly offering her positive words and encouragement. We could not tell her enough how strong she was, and how great she was doing in her actions and in her treatment. Unfortunately, the cancer spread, and she was told she would only have six months to live. Several years later, she has outlived her prognosis, and her cancer is currently at a state that she will be receiving treatment for the rest of her life. Thankfully, we still get to spend time with her, and for that I will always be grateful.
I am not the only person at the shop whose been personally affected by the devastating product of cancer, so naturally we wanted to raise money and awareness for breast cancer treatment and research. On Saturday October 25th starting at NOON we will be doing tattoos & piercings for the fight against breast cancer. With Halloween being right around the corner, we will have Halloween designs along with breast cancer awareness designs for you to choose from. Tattoos will be starting at $50 and you will have the option to pick a design from one of our sheets of hand painted themed flash. We had such a great time and turnout for our last event with The Baldwin County Humane Society, and are very excited for our upcoming event on the 25th. So please, tell your friends and family, share it on all your social media pages, and come out and show your support for the fight against breast cancer here at The Bell Rose Tattoo on Saturday October 25th.