by Susan L. Goldstein.
(Chestnut Hill, Ma.)
In June of 2009 my mother Maureen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Knowing how grave her diagnosis was, I wanted to do something to honor and support her during her short fight. I started making bracelets that were given to her caregivers, family members and friends. These women also wanted to honor and support her. Sadly, I lost my mother 3 1/2 months later, but decided to continue making bracelets to keep her memory alive. The bracelets represent the 8 cancers that women are at risk of developing.
A portion of the sale of each bracelet has been and continues to be donated to a cancer related charity.
My line of bracelets has expanded to include bracelets . Although these bracelets are not cancer awareness, 5% of the sale of each bracelet is also donated to a cancer related charity.
All of the bracelets are hand beaded on memory wire. The prices range from 25.00 to 100.00, though the majority are priced under $50.00. I was blessed to have had two amazing, loving parents who encouraged me to fulfill my dreams. Boogs is a nickname my grandfather gave to my mother when she was a little girl. I chose to name my business “Boogs Bracelets” as it seemed a fitting tribute to my fun, loving, inspiring mother.
I am passionate about Boogs Bracelets, and want women everywhere to have access to them!
Susan L. Goldstein
What a wonderful inspiration story. I think it is wonderful that you have designed each bracelet to represent a different cancer and that you are donating to worthy causes.
by: Patricia C Vener
That’s fabulous and I am glad to see that you have been successful with this. Similarly, I devote 5% of profits from sales of finished jewelry to the Alzheimers Association.
I love, love, love your bracelet line, Susan! I checked them out on your site.
I’m so sorry about the loss of your lovely mother.
But I think Boogs Bracelets are a wonderful memorial of her as well as a great way you (and she) can fight back against the disease.
I hope you sell a ton of Boogs bracelets, and that your efforts help many others!
Thank you for sharing your story with us!
A bracelet tribute
Hi Patricia, Leigh and Rena,
Thank you for the kind words about Boogs Bracelets!!!
Susan L. Goldstein