Our first featured organization, Bright Pink, has left a very bright lasting impression on us. Here’s a look back at the fun and inspiring ways that More Than Milk moms and their kids learned about Bright Pink and gave of their time and resources during July and August.
Kicking off our work with Bright Pink in July, we invited moms and kids everywhere to host their own “Bright Pink Lemonade” stands with all proceeds benefiting Bright Pink. Moms and their kids had a blast making colorful signs to promote Bright Pink and then selling pink lemonade and homemade goodies to eager customers.
Little Bright Books were handed out to hundreds of people at these stands to spread the word about Bright Pink’s mission and goals. It was heartwarming to see the smiles on everyone’s faces, from the kids who cheered as they raised another dollar for Bright Pink, to the happy lemonade drinkers who marveled at the enthusiasm of the moms and kids supporting this organization.
A smaller group of moms and their babies gathered at Bright Pink’s office in July to stuff goody bags for Bright Pink’s Breast & Ovarian Health 101 Educational Workshops. These workshops are for all women ages 18-45 who are interested in understanding what their lifetime risk of breast/ovarian cancer is and what steps they can take today to be proactive with their health. What a fun and purposeful play date for us all!
Amy and Sarah attended Bright Pink’s High Tea “For the Women We Love” in July, and came away so inspired by the powerful stories of the women’s lives who have been touched by Bright Pink. It was a gorgeously decorated event with incredible personal touches throughout. We’re marking our calendars early for next year’s event. Not to be missed!
August marked our biggest event supporting Bright Pink, a “Mommy and Me Health Fest” hosted by our fantastic sponsor, Bubbles Academy. Our afternoon event featuring two of Bubbles outstanding fitness instructors, was an informative and interactive way to get a workout, all while giving back and learning about Bright Pink’s mission. Sitters provided by our incredible sitter partner, Sitter Savvy Chicago, helped to keep kids busy while moms had some time to themselves to work out. This event alone raised nearly $500 for Bright Pink, and spread awareness to many new moms in our More Than Milk community.
What do blueberries and Bright Pink’s Little Bright Books have in common? When given to someone you love or even a complete stranger, both blueberries and Little Bright Books can change a life and possibly the world. During More Than Milk’s first “Let’s Talk About Giving” story time, children and their mothers heard Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed, a story about changing the world (yes, touching over 6 billion people) by giving someone blueberries. During that same story time, all listeners learned that the small deed of passing a Little Bright Book to someone they love can change a life and start a ripple effect that can help people everywhere. While breast and ovarian cancer is traditionally more of an adult topic, Ordinary Mary helped us include our kids in spreading the mission of Bright Pink. Whether you are 5 or 35 you can be proactive about changing the world and about your health!
To cap off our two months of working with Bright Pink, Bump Club & Beyond generously dedicated an August Stroller Strides event to support More Than Milk and Bright Pink. We loved spreading the word about our mission and working out with other fun moms and their babies. Thanks to Lindsay Pinchuk and her phenomenal organization. Check out Bump Club & Beyond!
It was such a honor to work with Lindsay Avner and her incredible team at Bright Pink during July & August, and we are proud to have helped spread their important mission to women throughout the country during the two months they were featured. And, through this work, we’ve witnessed firsthand how one positive action can start a movement. Just this week, two friends have shared their moms’ battles with breast cancer, and in turn, expressed their own concern that they may be at high risk. Sharing information with these women by distributing Little Bright books has inspired them to be tested for the BRCA gene mutation, and tell others in their family to do so too. We hope you’ll continue to spread the word about Bright Pink! Thanks for sharing your time with us.
Sarah & Amy