BRIDAL GOWNS: Raising Money For Breast Cancer

A nationwide tour made a stop in the metro on Sunday.

Soon-to-be brides shopped for a good deal on wedding dresses at a traveling show in Johnston.  The money they saved adds up to millions of dollars for a good cause.

“Our dresses are all donated across the country actually from not only brides, but boutiques as well,” said Kelsey Anderson with Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns.

Ladies lined up to get first pick of the 1,000 wedding dresses in every shape, style and size sold at a deep discount.

“A lot of them are brand new and the discounts are fantastic with up to 85 percent off,” Anderson said.

“I’m getting married in September and my sister is getting married in July,” said Karly Ayres of Missouri.

She and her family traveled from out-of-town to dress shop for two weddings.

“Trying on dresses for the first time here.   It’s for a great cause and I really think we’re going to find dresses here,” Ayres said.

“We had over 60 volunteers register for today, all being personal shoppers for the brides and getting to kind of have that ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ moment,” Anderson said.

Last year’s tour raised $2-million.   Organizers say the money provides free support services for cancer patients and their family members.

The traveling bridal show is making 125 stops across the country. The next closest Tour of Gowns will be in Minneapolis and the Kansas City area in March.

For more information or to donate your dress, visit the Brides Against Breast Cancer website here.

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