A Bracelet Tribute to My Mother

by Susan L. Goldstein.
(Chestnut Hill, Ma.)

an assortment of Boogs Bracelets

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
Boogs Bracelets


by: Leigh

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.

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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.

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by: Rena

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
by: Anonymous

Hi Patricia, Leigh and Rena,

Thank you for the kind words about Boogs Bracelets!!!


Susan L. Goldstein

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