The Sabika Jewelry Community Joins Together to Support Research
Three Sabika Jewelry fundraisers share why breast cancer research matters to them.
By BCRF | March 19, 2018
Now in our second year of partnership, BCRF corporate partner Sabika and its community of consultants have been outstanding supporters of research.
Their commitment is particularly strong in October when their network of 1,800 directors, consultants and hostesses hold Sabika Pink Parties and sell beautiful Sabika Pink Party Collection pieces to fuel our mission. Last year Sabika raised over $120,000 for BCRF, and to date they have funded nearly 5,100 hours of research.
Sabika’s incredible generosity reflects their community’s unparalleled dedication to the cause. Here we highlight stories from three consultants who were the company’s most successful BCRF fundraisers last fall.
Jami Conrad has been an ongoing champion for breast cancer research. In addition to being an all-star fundraiser for BCRF as a Sabika Director, her husband has been undergoing cancer treatment for nearly nine years.
“To be honest, it never gets easier,” she says.
A mother to five, she says remaining open and honest with them is key during this trying time.
“We approach each three-month checkup with positivity and prayer,” she says.
Jami is a strong supporter of research, seeing it as the only way to improve outcomes for patients like her husband.
“Research is the key! BCRF has been responsible for saving and extending people’s lives and we are proud to help – even in some small way.”
As a part of the Sabika family, Jami is driven in October more than any other month.
“I am on a mission and all my customers know this. The feeling I get from higher sales that benefit BCRF is pure joy!” she says. “I envision people everywhere benefitting from advances in cancer treatment, just as my husband has. Even in the nine years since he was diagnosed, treatment options have changed so much. BCRF is improving the lives of so many and I’m happy and proud to be part of it.”
Three years ago Stellani Coleman learned her mother had pancreatic cancer.
“I still remember the feeling that someone kicked me in the stomach,” she says. “Although I empathized so many times before with friends and their loved ones, it’s just different when you live this pain yourself.”
It is a beloved friend who continues to inspire her to fundraise for BCRF.
“My dedication to BCRF comes from my dearest friend, Cathy White. Cathy is so passionate about this cause, and her giving spirit and kind heart made it easy to embrace it,” she says.
Every October the pair hosts fundraiser parties for BCRF.
“In October we work endlessly to keep business high to make the largest donation possible,” she says. “This past year included trips from Pittsburgh to Cleveland and Columbus. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished and hope to do much more to make an impact.”