Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Sale in Los Angeles

February 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
As Seen on Oprah and in Redbook Magazine
January 24, 2006

Hundreds of Los Angeles area brides will find the gown of their dreams while making wishes come true for terminal breast cancer patients and their families. Making Memories, a foundation dedicated to helping terminally ill breast cancer patients, has received over 2,000 wedding gowns for this event, including several hundred new dresses recently donated
by a national bridal manufacturer. Last year’s sale in Northridge netted $26,000 for breast cancer patients. This year’s goal is to reach the $50,000 mark.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4 – 5
The Marina Del Rey Hotel

This event will be held in the largest ballroom at the waterfront Marina Del Rey Hotel, located at 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey. Doors will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

With thousands of dresses arranged on racks by size, the ballroom will host hundreds of brides from the Greater Los Angeles area. "There is truly a gown for everyone in this collection," commented LA Chairperson, Suzanne Hornwood Appel. "With over 40 racks of dresses from size 2 to 26, women can find their dream dresses for weddings in formal ballrooms or on the beach."

The Making Memories Mission
The human toll of breast cancer can be staggering. Small children are left without their mothers. Husbands are left to raise families on their own. In many cases patients also face an enormous financial strain. This means that families cannot afford special
moments together that might lift spirits and ease the turmoil of “saying goodbye.” Our wish-granting service helps put the realities of this terminal illness aside, if just for a few days, while providing the opportunity for a family to spend quality time together.

Making Memories was co-founded in 1998 by the mother/daughter team of Fran Hansen and Anna Nelson. Their story has received national coverage from Oprah, MSNBC, Redbook, Martha Stewart Living, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, and Shape magazine. They were named 2005 Trendsetters of the Year by Modern Bride Magazine and they were honored as “Women Who Make a Difference” in a recent issue of Family Circle.

Press Events
Fran Hansen will be available for interviews Friday March 3rd. Please call 503-307-5600 to schedule an interview, or send information to Set-up
time for this event will begin on Friday March 3rd at 3 pm and reporters are invited to attend. Models will be wearing donated gowns during set-up for media coverage.
For information on exhibiting or sponsoring the event contact
Suzanne Appel at

Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation is a recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information please visit our website at or call 503-307-5600.
12708 SE Stephens St. • Portland, OR 97233 P: 503-829-4486 • F: 503-829-3871
Granting Wishes. Touching Lives.