Hi! My name is Nicole and here is why I started Save the Milkshakes. I am a mother of a 2 year old and a 5 month old. I am lucky enough to breast feed, yet so many other moms have lost this privilege due to breast cancer. I, as a woman, always fear breast cancer. Last October I joined with my girlfriends in the Susan G. Koman race in Charleston SC. This was also the same day I heard of a local girl that had just delivered her new baby and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Do to this she was not able to breast feed, like she was planning on doing. Wow! Was this a blow to her…..to top of the fact that she just found out she had cancer but also that she as a woman was not able to provide her own natural mothers milk to her newborn. So this got me to thinking. What if that were me? What would I do? How would I feel? and What would be going through my mind?
So here I was running the race and realized I had some real “Milkshakes”. Milkshakes that need to be saved all over the world. So I started Save the Milkshakes and proceeds from all purchases will be going to breast cancer research.
My goal is to be able to provide fundings to breast cancer research and unite mothers that have just been diagnosed with breast cancer and those that are able to donate breast milk to their newborn babies. I want to be able to help the mothers in need to get the milk tested and shipped to them.
As of February 2013 we have only been in business for a little over a month and I have already heard of 4 cases of new moms who delivered their babies and had to have radiation, mastectomy, and chemo right after delivery. These were all local women who were weakened by the sadness and stress that this diagnosis brought upon them. I plan to take STM to the top in order to help all of the women we can, be it through the uniting of moms in need with those willing to help, the testing or shipping of breast milk, and most importantly to breast cancer research so that fewer and fewer women will have to deal with this revolting disease until it is eradicated from our lives. Up to 25% of every purchase will go to all of these breast cancer areas of need.
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