MORRIS – Customers at Brianna Lynn’s Boutique, 215 Liberty St. in Morris, have been donating to breast cancer research for more than 20 years through the shop’s Gold Card program.
Each year, customers donate $5 for a card that entitles them to a generous discount of 20% off one item each month throughout the year. Customers also are given access to a private Facebook group, a subscription to the semiannual newsletter, invitations to two private sales each year, as well as other benefits.
Maureen Headrick and Monica Brehm, owners of the boutique, saw how many of their customers’ lives have been touched by breast cancer in some way and decided to find a way to help combat the disease while rewarding their customers for their generosity.
While a single $5 donation won’t make a huge difference, combining all those small gifts has resulted in a substantial donation of more than $25,000.
These funds are earmarked for research in the hopes that a cure can be found. Everyone at Brianna Lynn’s Boutique looks forward to the day when donations to breast cancer research are unnecessary and they and their customers can help fund research for another deserving cause.