Fire Island Artist Brings Charm to Breast Cancer Fight

Awareness Ribbon Jewelry Designed by Kenny Goodman

A silver charm ribbon designed by Fire Island artist and jeweler Kenny Goodman is being sold to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds to fight the deadly disease.

Goodman has pledged18%, or $6.30, from the sale of each $35.00 ribbon to Breast Cancer Help, Inc., the Long Island-based not-for-profit organization that focuses on action and advocacy in the hopes of eradicating breast cancer.

Recently, Breast Cancer Help co-founder Lorraine Pace, a breast-cancer survivor, helped Goodman unveil the ribbon at his shop on Fire Island. The ribbon was inspired by the personal fight against breast cancer that has been led by Pace and millions of other afflicted women across Long Island and around the world. The solid metal design resembles the familiar pink ribbon worn by millions to raise awareness and is available for purchase as a pendant, earrings, pin and tie tack for men. The tie tack is especially significant to Goodman, because it helps to symbolize men’s awareness of the struggle of women against the disease.

“I am pleased to have designed this ribbon with the women who have visited my shop over the years who have fought breast cancer in mind. My donation of 18% is based on the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, “chai” meaning “to life”.

The charm can be purchased by telephone (3-755-312-1475) or through the Breast Cancer Help’s website.

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