As you might already know, the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! And our team couldn’t be prouder to reside in Charleston, where compassion and community-support is never in short supply. All over our historic city, local businesses have donated raffle items for BRADayUSA, an event happening  designed to promote education, awareness, and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction(opens in a new tab). The proceeds from the event will go to the East Cooper Hospital Volunteers to assemble post-op care bags for all breast reconstruction patients upon discharge from East Cooper Medical Center. Check out these local shops, boutiques, and businesses next time you go out for a little retail therapy! Shopping locally supports your community’s economy, and when you patronize these businesses, you join their charitable efforts in the fight against breast cancer. So grab your purse, and hit the town! Here is your guide to good karma and great local shopping by the location: Downtown LulaKate(opens in a new tab)Stella Nova(opens in a new tab)Finicky Filly(opens in a new tab)One Respe’ Wellness Center(opens in a new tab)West AshleyCharleston Collections Gifts(opens in a new tab)Party&Paint Charleston(opens in a new tab)Paul Baron MD/Cancer Specialists of Charleston(opens in a new tab) Cynthia Sunde & Robin Hoffman – Premier Designs Jewelry – Independent Distributors SummervilleRadberry Nails(opens in a new tab)Mount PleasantEast Cooper Medical Center(opens in a new tab)Lowcountry OB/GYN - &  Lisa Henderson, Laser Technician(opens in a new tab)Chantilly Lingerie(opens in a new tab)Daniel IslandPaisley(opens in a new tab)James IslandBeba Luxe(opens in a new tab)Other:The Little Black Book for Every Busy Woman(opens in a new tab)Yes Ma’am Tee(opens in a new tab)The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction(opens in a new tab) is overwhelmed with gratitude for these sponsors and their commitment to making a difference in our community! For info on BRAdayUSA events happening across the country check out in a new tab)

To learn more about our BRADayUSA on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, visit our Facebook Event page here(opens in a new tab). Be sure to join us aboard the Carolina Belle to celebrate the event with delicious food and outstanding prizes! Just RSVP to