#AerieSupports Bright Pink

For our fifth consecutive year, Aerie is proud to be partnering with Bright Pink, the only national non profit organization focused on educating young women about the prevention of breast and ovarian cancer starting at a young age. We kicked off our partnership by giving life-saving information and a healthy Pink Lady apple to our corporate and distribution center associates; hosting Brighten Up workshops on all of our campuses; and hosting a 5K on the South Side Campus. Read on below to find out how you can join us in supporting Bright Pink! 

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

Time to run for our girls!

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

Jen Foyle, Aerie’s Executive Vice President welcomes and thanks everyone for attending and their support!

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

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Sprinting to the finish line!

Breasts, boobs, ta-tas…whatever you call them. It’s time to check them. Share the video below with your friends and family!

Now it’s your turn. Support your girls with our new limited-edition Charley Bra! 100% of the sales of this bra go to Bright Pink. In US stores & online!

#AerieSupports Bright Pink

100% of the sales of our limited-edition Charley Bra go to Bright Pink! Shop now.

For more information, visit, Aerie.com/BrightPink!


Xoxo,

Aerie

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Aerie Friends & Family: Bright Pink Medical Professional Adviser, Dr. Rachel Wellner

Aerie Friends & Family: Bright Pink Medical Professional Adviser, Dr. Rachel Wellner

Meet Dr. Rachel Wellner, a Medical Professional Adviser for Bright Pink. Read on to learn more about how she is lending her medical knowledge to the Bright Pink community.

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Meet Dr. Rachel Wellner, Bright Pink Medical Professional Adviser

 

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a breast surgeon practicing at Hackensack University Medical Center.  I offer comprehensive breast health care, treating both benign and malignant condition, and I aim to do so with compassion.  My aims of treatment include rendering my patients disease-free, restoring and enhancing physical form, and promoting a healthy lifestyle and quality of life. I am very interested in international health care, setting up many programs around the world to aide those with less access to medical technology.  I spent the past several years as an attending at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center, and was Director of Breast Services at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.  I currently reside in Manhattan.  My hobbies include tennis, yoga, cycling, reading, playing musical instruments, writing.  I also practice meditation and concentrate on optimizing the mind-body-spirit connection in myself and others.

How did you hear about/ get involved with Bright Pink?

Last year, I met several inspirational young women from Bright Pink, including Lindsay Avner.  I was honored to be an invited speaker at one of their forums.

Who or what has been the most important influence in your life?

My four grandparents were Jewish refugees in Europe during World War II.  All four experienced the Holocaust- and survived. Growing up conscious of the potential for human suffering, I wanted to dedicate my life to its prevention and mitigation. Treating patients with breast cancer was a natural fit. Helping women who are inherent survivors through their battle both inspires and humbles me daily.

Why is it important for girls/women to become educated in breast/ovarian health?

Information is power! Prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer save lives.  Women/girls should get to know their bodies and learn some of the early warning signs in order to get the medical attention they need early on, vastly improving their chances of having a positive outcome or preventing a life threatening situation altogether.

What inspires you in everyday life?

My patients, the earth, music, art, fresh air, love, Bright Pink!…. life!

What do you love about Bright Pink?

Certainly, the cohort of incredible young women working to raise awareness is awe-inspiring.

 

 

 

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Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink & Aerie Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink & Aerie Ribbon Build

Let’s start the weekend with a riddle. Ready? What stands 24 feet tall, is adorned with over 1500 bras, and is positioned on the lawn of our American Eagle headquarters?

Do you need a hint? Hmm…I can’t give it away too easily…

Hint 1: #AerieSupports

Hint 2: It’s bright pink!

Got it? Thought so! Last Wednesday, our Aerie team gathered volunteers across the company to construct a Breast Cancer ribbon embellished and decorated with…bras! The goal of this stunning structure was to bring awareness, hope, and inspiration to women everywhere. These past weeks we have teamed up with the non-profits, Bright Pink and Rethink. Both partners share a mission of focusing on early detection and prevention of breast and ovarian cancers in young women with cutting-edge breast cancer education.

So, how do you create a 2 story ribbon made from bras? Take a peek behind-the-scenes below!

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

And, it begins!

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

We were thinking pink from head to toe!
Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Our merchants and store operations team bring out the bras!

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Okay, the ribbon is officially covered in pink bras. But, … how do we stand it up?

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Talk about girl power! (And, guy power too! You can’t see it, but they pushed it up on the other side!)

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Our fabulous marketing team did a great job organizing the event!

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

Show your support! Online and in-stores now, find our Limited Edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra. 100% of the sales go towards Bright Pink!

Want to learn more?  Join @Aerie and @BeBrightPink at #AerieSupports! Next, Tuesday, October 1st,  from 2-3 PM, we are kicking off Breast Cancer with a twitter chat with CEO and Founder of Bright Pink, Lindsay Avner! See you there!

Behind the Scenes at the Bright Pink and Ribbon Build

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