TSM Charities:TSM Beauty Myths
Where to Shop: Bra Patch Who They Support:
Fitting The Needs Of Women For Over 30 Years PROFESSIONAL BRA FITTING • • • • •
Specializing in hard to fit sizes Sizes 30-56 in A-N cups Bridal & formal foundation wear Nursing Bras Bra Sized Swimwear • Mastectomy Products • BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitters • CMS Exemplary Provider Accreditation
Owner, Ruth Dowdy, explains, “Every woman knows a successful outfit only looks as good as the foundation they wear underneath.” As a certified mastectomy fitter, she works intimately with breast cancer patients to help rebuild their confidence from the inside out! However, she has seen first hand how the high cost of prosthesis can make the healing process even more difficult. In response, Dowdy collects and cleans gently used bras and breast prosthesis and offers them to clients who would otherwise not be able to afford them. She finds the generous act of donating these personal items comforting for the families that do so, as well. In addition to serving the women who come into her shop, Dowdy supports Dress For Success. She provides clean and gently used bras to this organization, which helps low-income women acquire a work-appropriate wardrobe as they prepare to re-enter the work force. Bra Patch also supports Pretty in Pink, an organization which helps women who have had a mastectomy but do not have money or insurance, to pay for their expensive bras and breast prosthetics.
What You Can Do:
1603 North Market Drive Raleigh
www.thebrapatch.com Tuesday — Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-5pm
Newly Expanded Showroom 60 | triangle style
Please consider donating any new or very gently used bras, or mastectomy prosthesis that you, or a loved one, no longer need. Simply bring the clean items into her shop, and Dowdy will be sure to find just the right fit. Visit www.DressForSuccess.org for more information.
Fall 2012 Issue