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Join Etsy in Support of The American Cancer Society

May 4, 2009

by matt

Etsy is a proud sponsor of The First Annual Pink & Black Tie Gala of the Brooklyn Regional Office of the American Cancer Society. Hosted by Brooklyn’s own Stacy London of TLC’s What Not to Wear, the event promises to be a fantastic night to remember in the fight against cancer. More than 300 guests are expected to don pink and black, enjoy an elegant dinner highlighted by some classic local specialties, take part in a live auction kicked off by Brooklyn’s own Borough President Marty Markowitz, and join together to dance the night away.

Please join us:

Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 6:00 pm 10:30 pm

Where: Stage 6 at Steiner Studios
15 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Click here for printable directions
Complimentary parking will be provided

Why: Your participation in the Pink & Black Tie Gala will help to ensure that the American Cancer Society can continue to provide hope, support and answers to those touched by cancer. Proceeds go directly to fund services to help local cancer patients and their families, programs for cancer prevention and early detection, as well as national life saving research.

Who: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

If you are in New York City, and want to support a great cause, tickets are still available. Plus, you’ll walk away with an eco-friendly tote bag, hand-printed right here at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Even if you aren’t in NYC, you can still support the fight against cancer.


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  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 11 years ago

    What a great event and such a great cause!!! Go Etsy!!!


    HAREandDRUM said 11 years ago

    I am quite moved by the art you have chosen to highlight this article. Beautiful, and the cause could not be more worthy.

  • TSmithDesigns

    TSmithDesigns said 11 years ago

    A great combination for a great cause!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 11 years ago

    Oh this is a wonderful event Matt, yea Etsy for being involved in such a worthy cause. Lost my mom to Cancer 2 years ago.

  • adoreneko

    adoreneko said 11 years ago

    Great event for a terrific cause. Yay for Etsy and a cure for cancer!

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord said 11 years ago

    Great items for a great cause!

  • amuletica

    amuletica said 11 years ago

    Wishing you the best of luck with the event. The raspberry lemonade scarf is amazing.

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 11 years ago

    My private jet is in the shop so I'm stranded here on the West Coast but I'll be there in heart! That Stacy London is such a bundle of fun--it's sure to be a great event!

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 11 years ago

    This is a great event! I will not be able to attend but I'll be there in spirit because I am a cancer survivor too!

  • Mattamorphis

    Mattamorphis said 11 years ago

    Beautiful. -M

  • heartfeltoriginalsi

    heartfeltoriginalsi said 11 years ago

    Way to go!!10% of all sales from my shop goes to the American Cancer Society.As a cancer survivor I am very grateful for funding to keep people like me alive!!

  • missindie

    missindie said 11 years ago

    Great items, amazing cause! I wish I could go, but I will be there in heart and spirit.

  • satellitedaisy

    satellitedaisy said 11 years ago

    A most worthy cause.

  • cutiepiecompany

    cutiepiecompany said 11 years ago

    What an incredibly worth cause!

  • adornbyamysingley

    adornbyamysingley said 11 years ago

    Yippee! What a fantastic cause! As a breast cancer survivor I TRULY appreciate ETSY's sponsorship of this fabulous event! Thanks!

  • GlorybyJeannieLee

    GlorybyJeannieLee said 11 years ago

    I adore pink...and I have so many breast cancer survivors in my this!

  • maclancy

    maclancy said 11 years ago

    hats off to everyone involved and thanks to Etsy. I would also like to send out a hug to all breast cancer survivors and their families as well as those who have lost someone to breast cancer. We lost our dear sister Peggy 10 years ago and her hope was that they would some day find a cure. Benefits like this can only further the research and fight which must be fought to win the battle over this dreaded disease. Thank you Etsy and all sponsors and artists! A very very worthy cause!

  • ladaworks

    ladaworks said 11 years ago

    Wonderful. Etsy rules.

  • ThreeFive18

    ThreeFive18 said 11 years ago

    i love pink. great cause!

  • sucree

    sucree said 11 years ago

    Thanks for supporting this Etsy! The American Cancer Society is doing wonderful work. Wish I could attend the event.

  • wherewithal

    wherewithal said 11 years ago

    CHECK OUT LITTLE PINK RIBBON ANGEL ON MY ETSY!!! Both my grandmother's have breast cancer and this is very important to me!!

  • MintyFreshFusions

    MintyFreshFusions said 11 years ago

    Thank you Etsy. My adoptive mom's sister had breast cancer, my biological mom had cancer, and my bio-mom's sister was just diagnosed with it too. There's a decent [or indecent] chance it could also happen to me. If Utica wasn't so far away, and if I didn't have a toddler, we'd absolutely get tickets and hop on a train, I hope it goes beautifully. And the treasury with this article is beautiful, too. :]

  • dkjewels

    dkjewels said 11 years ago

    I did relay for Life saturday! It was awsome. We took the kids and had a blast supporting and walking in support of family mambers and friends. I also usually have breats cancer jewelry but im sold out right now. I donate 1/3 of the sales to SGK. Thanks for this article ETSY!

  • beckybrocato

    beckybrocato said 11 years ago

    How absolutely fun that would be, with Stacy London hosting! And this is a beautiful grouping of items for a great cause.

  • RoyalPrincess

    RoyalPrincess said 11 years ago

    Oh how is wish i could join this event.. Great work etsy !!

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 11 years ago

    Thank you for your support of such a great event, for such an important cause.

  • SaltyandSweet

    SaltyandSweet said 11 years ago

    I first became aware of this site because a friend bought me a knit cap from an Etsy shop to cover my bald little head after I lost all my hair. Then sheer boredom while going through chemo is what got me crafting again! Thanks to anyone who gets involved with this. The ACS is amazing... Just remember that not all cancer ribbons have to be pink!

  • GlamRockEmporium

    GlamRockEmporium said 11 years ago

    Congrats to all involved in such an amazing event. I look forward to seeing some photos!

  • VintageJamie

    VintageJamie said 11 years ago

    So great event!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 11 years ago


  • daisiedoodle63

    daisiedoodle63 said 11 years ago

    I just came across the blog tonight. It touches my heart to the core for the sponsorship Esty is giving to the American Cancer Society. I am a Relayer for the American Cancer Society in Weaverville CA. My brother John passed away from squamous cell carcinoma, a rare bladder cancer on May 7, 2007. We all share the hope that we will one day live in a world where our children, and their children, will never have to hear the words “YOU HAVE CANCER.” Thank you!

  • littlepinkpebble

    littlepinkpebble said 11 years ago

    i live too far lol

  • sandali

    sandali said 11 years ago

    LOVE the fact that Etsy is involved in real awareness projects !! Good luck with the event -- hope you raise hundreds & thousands & millions for this worthy cause !! We all have cancer in our DNA -- it'up to us to stand together & be aware of what's going on with our own bodies as well as those around us !!!! Sharing is caring ;)

  • perebags

    perebags said 11 years ago

    My sister was diagnosed with Breast Cancer four years ago. She was 26 years old. I am so happy that Etsy is sponsor at an event like this!

  • BayMoonDesign

    BayMoonDesign said 11 years ago

    Thanks for supporting this cause. I love the pink pearl bracelet. I have one in my shop that has an awareness clasp. When I designed it I had breast cancer survivors in mind also. Great minds think alike!

  • SherryDoleArt

    SherryDoleArt said 11 years ago

    My Dad died of Breast Cancer. He had no idea that men could get Breast Cancer. I totally support Breast Cancer awareness and The American Cancer Society. Thank you Etsy for supporting this important cause.

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 11 years ago

    I lost my mother to cancer so it's wonderful to see Etsy involved in this. I hope you all have a memorable evening for this great cause!

  • AkomaDesigns

    AkomaDesigns said 11 years ago

    My aunt and a friends mum died of cancer. It's a great cause. Go Etsy!

  • ModernMetalJewelry

    ModernMetalJewelry said 11 years ago

    Great article and great cause!

  • allthingswhite

    allthingswhite said 11 years ago

    Wonderful article, kudos to etsy for sponsoring such an important event!

  • babook

    babook said 11 years ago

    love it pink :)

  • lalala08

    lalala08 said 11 years ago

    very cool, stacy london SHUT UP! (sorry couldn't help myself :)

  • Happiknits

    Happiknits said 11 years ago

    As an RPh I have many customers who are survivors, including my own grandmother. These people are survivors because of all the research that has been done in this field. Bravo for helping us to win the fight xo

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 11 years ago


  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 11 years ago

    Great items for a great cause!

  • bittersweetdesign

    bittersweetdesign said 11 years ago

    A very important cause. My daughter is a Relay Team Captain this year foe her school. We also have a fund raising item in my shop - the money goes to scholarships for students in medical research to help in this area and also genetic research.

  • bittersweetdesign

    bittersweetdesign said 11 years ago

    I wish I could type... for

  • 3squares

    3squares said 11 years ago

    a worthy cause. i'll be with you in spirit!

  • MyJunkyTrunk

    MyJunkyTrunk said 11 years ago

    Breast cancer has destroyed too many lives and families. It's wonderful that so many are standing up and fighting to help. I am donating 100% of the profits of one of my prints inspired by the race to find a cure. Every little bit helps. Thanks for your support of this cause and for spreading awareness, Etsy. God bless u!

  • pinpinn

    pinpinn said 11 years ago

    If I lived in the area this would most certainly be on my to-attend list. I'm really happy to see Etsy supporting a great and meaningful cause such as this. ^_^ keep on keeping on!

  • clubviv

    clubviv said 11 years ago

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  • patk860

    patk860 said 11 years ago

    What a moving treasury and worthy cause. The Etsy community rocks!!!

  • paperpatternsilk

    paperpatternsilk said 11 years ago

    This is a really good cause, I hope it's a very successful night.

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 11 years ago


  • ireneagh

    ireneagh said 11 years ago

    Worthy cause!

  • LucyJewelSeaglass

    LucyJewelSeaglass said 11 years ago

    Good luck and raise your glasses and a lot of money for a disease that we can and will find a cure for...

  • AprilLynns

    AprilLynns said 11 years ago

    Hat's off to you Etsy! I wish I could be Grandfather was just diagnosed with cancer this last week. I'll be watching to see how the event goes and I'll be there in spirit...for him! With love, April

  • raghousenternational

    raghousenternational said 11 years ago

    Go Etsy! This is what it is all about. Giving back. Ren

  • TianaCHE

    TianaCHE said 11 years ago

    So sweet treasury! Thank you!

  • gypsyvillefleamarket

    gypsyvillefleamarket said 11 years ago

    ETSY... YOU ROCK! As well as all the artists involved... ROCK ON!

  • JessKayDesigns

    JessKayDesigns said 11 years ago

    This is a great idea - I wish I could attend in memory of my mother...

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 11 years ago

    thank you for supporting this cause!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 11 years ago

    Absolutely, thank you! Makes me even more proud to be a part of Etsy.

  • patysclay

    patysclay said 11 years ago

    Thank you ETSY for helping this cause. if you decide to create another way to support this cause, maybe asking the sellers for handmade items to be sold or in an auction to raise money, please let me know. This I think would be a easier way for some of us to help. patty

  • RustyCate

    RustyCate said 11 years ago

    my friends and I were talking about a freudian slip turned brilliant idea. I meant to say "breakfast" but ended up saying "BreastFest" which we decided should be a real thing... a festival with breakfast food in benifit of ACS. what you think?

  • Tina669

    Tina669 said 11 years ago

    Great items for a great cause!!

  • retrogalusa

    retrogalusa said 11 years ago

    You guys don't miss a beat. What a great craftivism page :)

  • LeatherwoodDesigns

    LeatherwoodDesigns said 10 years ago

    Sounds like a great event for such a great cause!

  • JeannineRobertsRoyce

    JeannineRobertsRoyce said 10 years ago

    As a 15 year survivor of breast cancer, happy to see this effort. Would love to participate in an auction or give-away for this cause.

  • icanspellit

    icanspellit said 10 years ago

    So much CREATIVITY. I love it!!

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