It’s no surprise to most of you that I’m quite a fan of Nordstrom. Their customer service, for one, is top notch, and that’s a big deal to me. I’ll never forget the time that the gentleman in the shoe section was tracking down a pair of shoes for me at another store since he didn’t have my size. It was taking a long time, so Sally and I wandered over to the lingerie section and were shopping there when he finally got it all taken care of. He came over and found me and placed my order right there, at the “unmentionables counter.” (bonus points if you can name the movie reference for that one.)
Needless to say, after my first trip to the unmentionables counter at Nordstrom, I was a convert, never to return to the land of Victoria and her secret. The women at Nordstrom know what they’re doing, and they will make sure to get you into a bra that fits you. This weekend, they are partnering with the Young Survival Coalition for a fitting event, and will donate a portion of the sale of certain brands (I can’t remember now, but there are several– it’s not like you have to buy that one outrageously pink bra if you want to be part of the event!) to the Young Survival Coalition, which addresses the unique needs of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35. (I was barely 35 at diagnosis, but apparently, I make the cut!)
I’m pleased to be a part of the campaign for a bit on Friday morning, and will be at the Nordstrom in Tyson’s Corner. I’ll talk to the staff there and probably stick around and answer any questions that they or any shoppers might have. I can see where having a pink-hued bra fitting event for breast cancer might seem like just another Pinkwashing kind of thing. But, I have learned that the “pink” opens some doors, and so it would be silly of me not to seize that teachable moment to encourage women to make smart health choices and have a better understanding of breast cancer.
So for the details: the event runs this Friday and Saturday, October 24-25. I’ll be at the Tyson’s Corner Nordstrom starting at 10am. Not sure how long I’ll be there, if you might stop by, let me know!