BABV Charities

Over the past two decades, The Bridal Association of the Brazos Valley has donated over $165,000 to local charities in the Brazos Valley.

Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2015, 25th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit

Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley was formed by five women who experienced the overwhelming emotions that came with the diagnosis of breast cancer. When each of us received a diagnosis of breast cancer, we left our surgeons' office with many questions but few answers, and didn't know where to go to get those answers. The mission of this organization is to provide educational resources to women in our community who receive the diagnosis of breast cancer. We believe learning about the disease of breast cancer, and taking an active role with the medical team produces the best outcomes for each woman.

There are many educational materials and resources to help women and their families as they learn to cope with and manage the diagnosis of breast cancer. Women should have quick access to these resources, whether it is information to read, web addresses for internet sites, or community agencies and volunteers. At such a critical time, the newly diagnosed woman should not have to search out resources on her own.

The BVBCS has collaborated with the American Cancer Society to assemble a portfolio of pamphlets, books and other resources with relevant, useful information about topics such as: pathology reports, chemotherapy, surgical options, radiation therapy, sources for items such as breast prosthesis and wigs, and questions to ask their medical team. These portfolios have been placed in the offices of all local surgeons so when a woman hears, "You have breast cancer," she will leave her physician's office with information in hand.

The BVBCS in collaboration with the American Cancer Society sponsors Purple Teas in the community to bring information and resources to groups of women.
The group makes available certain resources when needed by breast cancer patients.

Resources from the American Cancer Society are also available, including 24-hour hotline support by phone.

We speak to organizations regarding breast cancer and emphasize the need for early detection.

BVBCS members believe the support of someone who has experienced breast cancer is invaluable in finding the strength to cope with the disease and to move forward as a survivor. We are available to mentor breast cancer patients and to share our experiences with them.

BVBCS members are: Nora Thompson, President; Marilyn Byrne, Vice President; Reba Ragsdale, Treasurer; Pam Stewart, Secretary and Selina Colwell.

Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2015, 9th Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit

 

Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2015, 24th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2014, 8th Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit


Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2014, 23rd Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2013, 7th Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit


The American Red Cross - Brazos Valley Branch

Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2013, 22nd Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2012, 6th Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit


The American Red Cross - Brazos Valley Branch

Designated Charity of The 2012, 21st Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Pink Alliance - Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2011, 5th Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit


The American Red Cross - Brazos Valley Branch

Designated Charity of The 2011, 20th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2010, 4th Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit


Hospice Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2010, 19th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Breast Cancer Support of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 2009, 3rd Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit


The American Red Cross - Brazos Valley Branch

Designated Charity of The 2009, 18th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Brazos Valley Food Bank

Designated Charity of The 2008, 2nd Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit


The American Red Cross - Brazos Valley Branch

Designated Charity of The 2008, 17th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Brazos Valley Food Bank

Designated Charity of The 2007 First Annual Fall Bridal Show and Benefit


The American Red Cross - Brazos Valley Branch

Designated Charity of The 2007, 16th Annual Bridal Show and Benefit


BVCASA Voices for Children & Brazos Church Pantry

Designated Charities of The 2006, 15th Annual Bridal Show and Benefit


Brazos Valley Veteran's Memorial & Phoebe's Home

Designated Charities of The 2005, 14th Annual Bridal Show and Benefit


Brazos Animal Shelter & Arts Council of Brazos Valley

Designated Charities of The 2004, 13th Annual Bridal Show and Benefit


Brazos Animal Shelter

Designated Charity of The 2003, 12th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


American Red Cross in Memory of 9/11

Designated Charity of The 2002, 11th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Brazos Animal Shelter & The Brazos Symphony

Designated Charities of The 2001, 10th AnnualSpring Bridal Show and Benefit


American Red Cross

Designated Charity of The 2000, 9th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Still Creek Ranch

Designated Charity of The 1999, 8th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Hospice of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 1998, 7th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Girl Scouts, Bluebonnet Council

Designated Charity of The 1997, 6th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Girl's Clubs of the Brazos Valley

Designated Charity of The 1996, 5th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Phoebe's Home

Designated Charity of The 1995, 4th Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Scotty's House

Designated Charity of The 1994, 3rd Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Teen Leadership Foundation

Designated Charity of The 1993, 2nd Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit


Brazos Valley Children's Foundation

Designated Charity of The 1992 First Annual Spring Bridal Show and Benefit