Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer

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Kathy Piech-Lukas


Losing her sister to breast cancer, Kathy Piech-Lukas, joined a cause that would not only honor her sister’s memory, but also that it was so close to her wedding day.


Piech-Lukas serves as the Brides Against Breast Cancer city coordinator for the past three years in the Cincinnati and Dayton market. She says, “I lost my sister to breast cancer six months before my own wedding, and the loss of my matron of honor and best friend to this disease is what inspired me to volunteer with this organization.”


Losing her right before this big day, Piech-Lukas still had her sister’s bouquet made and set at the alter by the unity candle table. She believes her sister was still there with her in spirit on her special day and has comfort in knowing that.


Brides Against Breast Cancer has two to three bridal shows in the region every year. Coming up on Sunday, November 23, is the National Tour of Gowns event. The revenue generated by Brides Against Breast Cancer will make it possible to deliver free information and services to thousands of children and adults impacted by cancer as well as $2 million to help people impacted by cancer this year.


The event will be hosted at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati which includes a VIP Event from 11am-1pm which includes light fare, signature drinks, giveaways, and entertainment. This also includes a sneak peak of the inventory of gowns before the general admission begins. Pricing is $25 for the bride plus a guest and $15 for each additional guest before the event and $30 and $17 respectfully at the door.


General admission is from 1pm-6pm and is $5 per ticket or $7 at the door. Brides will be able to browse gowns ranging from $99 to $3,900, available in all styles and sizes 4-18. There will also be the area’s top wedding vendors and many different giveaways. Each bride and guess attending will receive a free picture certificate from Symbolize It of an Acrylic Glass Impression (valued at $200 per certificate) and every bride who purchases a gown at the event will receive a gift certificate for two wedding bands (valued at $600).


Brides can take the opportunity to find gowns for their special day as well as contribute to helping with breast cancer support. For more information, click here.