We have two missions at Kindred Bravely: creating maternity and nursing clothes that are beautiful, useful, and comfortable; and building a community of moms (and people who love moms) who will support and encourage each other on the journey through motherhood. As we build this supportive community, we think it’s important to tackle the hard subjects, like how tough breastfeeding can be, how isolating motherhood sometimes feels, and how important it is that moms take care of their health.
Generosity is a core value of our company. In our quest to bolster women, we give to many incredible women’s health organizations. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share a little about one of the organizations we give to: the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
BCRF is a nonprofit organization that awards grants to researchers working to prevent and cure breast cancer. Their funding helps advance research into genetics, prevention, tumor biology, treatment, and survivorship. With BCRF grants, the greatest minds in science and medicine can explore new approaches and make breakthroughs at an accelerated pace.
As breastfeeding advocates—and a maternity and nursing clothing company—we spend a lot of time talking about breasts. But that’s not why we support BCRF. We give because we believe there's a cure. We give because we all know breast cancer survivors. We give because we’ve all lost loved ones too soon.
As one KB Mom shared:
My friend was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant at age 29, shortly before the birth of her third child. She waited to start treatment until after her baby was born. Her cancer metastasized quickly, and chemo and radiation did little to stop the spread. She was able to participate in a few trial procedures, but they were unsuccessful. She passed away less than a year after her diagnosis, leaving behind her husband and three very young children.
Throughout October, we’re donating 10% of the proceeds from the Nurse in Comfort Pink Bundle and the Easy Support Bra Bundle to BCRF. During checkout, there will also be an option to add a $1 donation to BCRF.
We encourage you to join us in giving, but more importantly, we urge you to remember to take care of yourself and remind others in your community to do the same. As women, let’s commit to looking after each other and to looking after ourselves. Know the risk factors, make healthy changes, and get the recommended screenings.