Something that grabbed my attention and truly touched my heart while researching products and topics to feature during Breast Cancer Awareness Month was the “Windows of Love” campaign at ULTA this October. Nationwide at ULTA stores this month, you’ll find letters written by people personally affected by breast cancer posted in the windows as a tribute. ULTA invites you to share your story in a letter, where it will be posted in the store window– a unique display of encouragement to those who will undoubtedly draw strength from your courage! 6 miles of windows have been transformed into “Windows of Love”.
“As a woman, I knew the facts, I knew that I had a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, sometime in my life…What I didn’t know was that I could be diagnosed at the age of 32, with no family history.” — Jill
“My name is Keri and I am a 36 year old wife, mother and a breast cancer survivor….Many in this world think only women in their 50’s and older get this dreadful disease. We need to be the change, to spread the word to everyone that no lump go unchecked.” — Keri
“I won’t lie —- I think about my cancer a lot….I have been in remission now for five months and am thankful for each moment….I am here and I will fight the good fight to stay here. I CAN DO IT…..YOU CAN DO IT.” — Bonnie
“When I was diagnosed I thought how can this happen to me? I now realize I was given a chance to discover who I am and find strength I never believed I had. I couldn’t have done it without the support and love of my great family – Tom, Stefan and Shelby.” — Vivien
“My friend (and hero) Lynda lost her twenty year battle with Breast Cancer this year, She died at her home on her 49th birthday….Lynda taught us how to live. She taught us how to laugh, and with dignity, grace and courage, she taught us how to say goodbye.” — Chris
Also, send a love note to the women in your life with ULTA’s personalized Love Notes e-cards to show your support for finding a cure! ULTA also guarantees a minimum donation of $50,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and encourages customers to help them reach their goal to raise one million dollars to support the fight against breast cancer. Customers who donate $1 will be entered to win a beauty bag of pink products (one winner per store), and customers donating $10 or more will receive a pink “love” hat or scarf. If you got a little misty-eyed reading some of the letters, it’s okay! I did too!