Each month, we'll be highlighting a charity or a cause to give back to through a piece, or pieces of, jewelry. When you purchase from our StephieChic Collection, 50% of the proceeds of the piece will go directly to the charity or cause we're supporting that month. If you're interested in nominating a charity close to you, or if you'd like us to support a fundraising effort, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
For September, we're supporting the Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This collection is inspired by Amanda & Pat Beauregard. Pat, a Marine veteran, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 29. Him and his wife, Amanda, have pledged to raise awareness of the disease while Pat continues his own personal battle. If you'd like to learn more about his story specifically, you can watch this video. If you're interested in learning more about the center at DFCI, you can do so here. Pat and Amanda also just welcomed their first child together, baby Noah - and Amanda shared their experience in this post - which I encourage you to read!
I was connected to Amanda through a friend, and immediately wanted to help them bring awareness to Young Onset Colorectal Cancer. Amanda is also quite the fashionista, and she shares my love for statement jewelry (so naturally this was the perfect fit!). Together we created this collection to tie in the colors that represent Colon Cancer (blue and white), and their own personal phrase that they use to remain positive throughout their journey: "Pray, Hope, Don't Worry".