BUTTERFLIES BRA-VO!® MISSION:
Applauding Women’s Courage to SOAR Above Adversity©
Externally Altered…Inwardly Transformed®
If you are a woman in cancer recovery, or her friend or relative, you know survivors deserve to be pampered.
Pampering can be given in their private home and a session provides a soothing, relaxed atmosphere, and personalized to fit the individual.
Services may include a haircut, blow-out, wig styling, makeover, hand- massage and a free gift basket with complimentary wine. The purpose of pampering sessions is to provide the opportunity to “Get Their Hope Back”.
Carin’s Cuts – Haircuts that “Gift Back” was recently established. Carin owns the State inspected salon and has been a licensed operator since 1966. She is thrilled to use her creative talents to bring joy to women cancer survivors.
AN OPEN LETTER FROM BUTTERFLIES BRA-VO!® OWNER, CARIN BICKER
Whenever I meet a woman who is recovering from cancer, I want to give her a hug and a cheer. That is the origin of my company’s name and mission.
The back to back B’s surrounding an inverted cancer ribbon and incorporated in my logo form a butterfly, a symbol of transformation and healing.
I believe women have innate courage that they draw on in adversity. I designed the single –sided, non- wearable Half- Bra© to symbolize that they may be externally altered, but their beauty is a reservoir deep within their souls. The purpose of the Half-Bra© is each time a woman gazes upon its elegance and smells its fragrance she is reminded to celebrate her spirit.
Featured on the greeting card is an authentic photo of a crumpled butterfly found beneath a freeze cloth in my Florida garden. Despite permanently crumpled wings the butterfly adapted, not merely surviving but thriving.
In my lifetime I have witnessed family, friends, companions and an octogenarian who was my mentor as they endured the toll cancer took on their lives. Personally, I have had successful surgical removal of squamous cell carcinoma on my lip, ear and arm.
I am thankful for the survivors who have influenced my life for many decades. They are the fuel that fires my passion to impact the lives of cancer survivors. They have inspired me with their courage, shared their strengths and weaknesses, and have taught me how they practice “gracious acceptance” for what life has dealt them. They have shaped my compassion, rebuilt my strength, trained me for advocacy, and led me to rearrange my priorities. From all of them I have gleaned this life formula.