One in Eight . . .

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That means you probably know someone or are that someone.

Kim MacDonald, Canada’s well known news personality from The Weather Network was that someone.

Thankfully, because of life-saving research, she has been in remission for 3 years despite a very aggressive cancer and having a 10 cm tumour removed.

Last month I had the pleasure of talking to Kim about how she wanted to give back and donate funds for further life-saving research that could help other women.  She said she reached out to me because she wanted to do this in the most beautiful way.

Kim and I brainstormed together and created a limited edition bracelet specifically for Kim in the hope of raising funds for The Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, every 8th stone is pink.

The Swarovski crystal pink pearl represents the women we have lost (for Kim, it’s her mother-in-law) The rose quartz, a symbol of healing and love represents the women who are living with breast cancer (her sister-in-law) the pink crystal represents those who have come out the other side (Kim) and the sparkly crystal represents the supporters and caregivers (in homage to Kim’s mother.) Clear crystals connect all of these significant beads.

Kim has many friends and family members impacted by this disease and she knows there isn’t anything pretty about it,  but this bracelet raises both awareness and funds in a beautiful way.

Each bracelet is $35 with funds going to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

If you are interested in supporting this meaningful cause, you can contact Kim directly at

Also, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim earlier this year and talking to her about her personal journey with breast cancer.  It was an uplifting, and inspiring conversation.  Click HERE to take a listen.

Monica XO

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