2012 Moms Got Glam

Cancer Be Glammed Want’s To Know If Mom’s Got Glam?

Contest Encourages Mothers to Share Top Style Tips for Getting Through Cancer Treatment; Deadline for Submission is May 6

Cancer Be Glammed is calling all moms and asking: Have you tossed out your old bandana? Burned your matronly mastectomy bra? Retired your "chemo uniform?" Do you crave fashionable over frumpy? If you are a mom or know a mom who worked at adding a touch of style to her cancer recovery, then Cancer Be Glammed invites you to enter its Mother’s Day "Mom’s Got Glam" Contest.

In honor of Mother’s Day, May 13, Cancer Be Glammed is celebrating and encouraging mothers to focus on the positive steps they took or are taking to maintain their self-esteem throughout their cancer treatment. Cancer Be Glammed wants moms to share their personal style solutions for the benefit of other women facing similar challenges. The best creative use of fashion and style will win a fabulous and fashionable Sterling Italian leather blue and white tie-dyed fringe bag with strap ($322 retail), by well-known designer Susan Farber of Susan Farber Collections, who will serve as a judge in the contest, along with Cancer Be Glammed CEO and Co-Founder, Lisa Lurie.

Moms are asked to describe in detail the style solution they turned to during treatment and recovery, and why it made them feel good. This can be either something they did or a favorite "go-to" item they wore or carried. This might be adding a personal touch to ‘glam up’ an outfit such as a unique way to tie a headscarf. Or something they wore that’s functional yet fashionable, e.g., a lightweight and colorful pashmina instead of a sweater to cope with hot flashes from chemo.

The contest is now open and submissions and votes will be accepted until the newly extended deadline of midnight, Sunday, May 6. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 8. In addition to the top prize awarded by the judges, a "People’s Pick" will be made by popular vote, with the winner receiving a Duet Tea Gift Set from Tea Forte. Moms wishing to submit their ideas can enter at www.CancerBeGlammed.com and are encouraged to get friends and family to vote for their entry. Anyone wishing to vote for their favorite submission, all of which will be posted on Cancer Be Glammed, will be able to do so once a day by visiting the site any time throughout the contest period.

"Mother’s Day is the perfect chance for us to celebrate moms and for women to share their own style tips that helped them maintain their self-esteem during cancer," said Lurie. "We can’t wait to hear all of the great ideas that made them look and feel a bit more ‘glam’ during treatment."

Complete contest rules are available at CancerBeGlammed.com.

About Cancer Be Glammed
Cancer Be Glammed, LLC was founded by Lisa Lurie, a breast cancer survivor and Ellen Weiss Kander, who underwent chemotherapy for a rare blood disorder and has since retired from the company. They believe that cancer can be survived in comfort and style, and that wearing and using fashionable, comfortable and soothing products during treatment and recovery can have significant, positive impact on a woman’s mental and physical outlook. Their web site, CancerBeGlammed.com, is an online shopping resource, connecting women to stylish items from post-operative necessities, to fashion solutions, pampering products, unique gifts and more. Their free Style Guide, complete with Shopping Checklist, is downloadable on the site, and Give A Glam!, their charitable giveback, donates a portion of the profits to cancer support organizations. For more information, visit cancerbeglammed.com or follow our updates on Facebook

Lisa Lurie
Cancer be Glammed
(412) 401-9459


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