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BAO (Breasts are Overrated)

Functional and flattering clothing for women walking through breast cancer

$4,305
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Campaign Ends on February 15, 2023

Project Description

The Need:

One of the consequences of breast cancer is the self- esteem struggle that takes place when a woman sees her body changing from the procedures and treatment regimens. This often results in clothing fitting differently than it did before cancer. BAO understands that shopping for her new body can be frustrating and will aim to provide functional and flattering garments that will meet her needs during and after treatment. We want to help women feel beautiful when they are feeling their worst.

batwing and cowell neck tops

Products:

There are several clothing needs throughout and after the cancer journey that we plan to address including: chemotherapy, lymphedema, double mastectomy, single mastectomy, and lumpectomy. We will begin with chemotherapy shirts and then expand to cover the additional needs.

port access

 

Making an Impact:

At the heart of our company, we intend to do more than just provide our clients with functional and flattering garments. We are not only looking to make a profit, but to support a community of women that are in dire need of hope and encouragement. We intend to do this in a variety of ways:

1. Every year we intend to assist select women with a percentage of their breast cancer medical bills. We would ask them to consider paying it forward.

2. Every year we intend to gift select women with some of our products.

3. On our website we will have a place for women to share their stories and build a community of love, support, and hope.

4. We will continue to look for philanthropic ways to help support this community of women.

 

About the Founder:

Christina was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35. After Christina’s surgeries and numerous treatments, she experienced the frustration and heartache of shopping for clothing to fit her changed body. She came into contact with other women in the breast cancer community experiencing similar frustrations. Christina was determined to put her pain into purpose and create a clothing line that would meet these needs. This is her love letter to the breast cancer community.

Below are some of the ways you can support BAO:

1. Donate! Every dollar counts 

2. Spread the word! Share our campaign across socials

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What do you intend to use the money for?

I intend to do the following: 

1. 10 % of what we make will be given back to various breast cancer support groups to help support the breast cancer community. We will not be a group that just slaps a pink ribbon on our products and does not help the community. 

2. $800- Website development

3. $200- Photoshoot for BAO launch campaign

4. $1500- Legal fees 

5. $5,000- Mass production- we intend to do this overseas in attempts to lower our production cost

6. $2,000- Marketing campaign

7. $500- Prototypes

7. $400- If I make extra I will be purchasing an accounting software to help keep track of the financials

 

2. Can I purchase more than 1 reward?

Absolutely! You can select multiple rewards to your cart. 

 

David and Natasha Urisn
01/27/2023
Monetary Contribution
$100
Phil
01/22/2023
Personal letter of support
$30
Dolly
01/06/2023
Monetary Contribution
$50
Nen
01/03/2023
Monetary Contribution
$100
Megan K
01/02/2023
Monetary Contribution
$250
Niki Arends
01/01/2023
Monetary Contribution
$25
Seiler Family
12/31/2022
Monetary Contribution
$200
Jake Dollarhide
12/31/2022
Monetary Contribution
$1,500
Nicole Kaiser
12/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$250
Kimberly Hadden
12/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$200
Monetary Contribution

You know someone impacted by this awful disease and want to support what we are trying to do

15 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
BAO Merch

Wear a BAO T-Shirt and support the Breast Cancer community!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
70.00 USD
Chemo Shirt

Do you have a friend or a loved one who will be undergoing chemo? If yes, order one of our shirts before they are on the market!

We are currently in a position to offer this reward to 6 people only. Please specify the size needed. 

 

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

You know someone impacted by this awful disease and want to support what we are trying to do

15 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
BAO Merch

Wear a BAO T-Shirt and support the Breast Cancer community!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
70.00 USD
Chemo Shirt

Do you have a friend or a loved one who will be undergoing chemo? If yes, order one of our shirts before they are on the market!

We are currently in a position to offer this reward to 6 people only. Please specify the size needed. 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward