|The first six women to join the Sisterhood include, clockwise from top left: Madison Hanulak (photo courtesy of Studio 505); Leslie Bailey (photo courtesy of Michelle Pemberton, Indianapolis Star); Crystal Hammon; Jody DeFord; Megan Giannini; Maggie Connor. You can read more about their experiences with the Sweater here.
Since my last update, the Sisterhood has nearly doubled in size. While I know four of these women personally, I've yet to meet the others. When we developed the project, Crystal and I made a deliberate choice to let the journey grow organically, allowing each new Sweater Sister to select the next recipient - a choose your own adventure, if you will - so that the sweater's story would reach beyond our own spheres of influence.
I actually hoped the Barbie pink cardie would travel somewhat faster than it has. But, the truth is, we're all busy, and sometimes things just take a bit longer than anticipated. Regardless, every woman that has joined the journey has made a point to share it with her friends, family, and the world at large through social media. It's so interesting to follow the sweater's path as it makes new "pink ribbon connections" around the State and beyond. Allow me to introduce you to latest women to join to the Sisterhood!
I think you'll agree that little Lulu, shown below sporting the sweater last week at the Indiana State Fair, is a future fashionista in training. Check out those matching pink cowgirl boots - I wonder if they make them in my size! Lulu's mom, Katy, shares what inspired this Hoosier adventure at Indy With Kids. Don't miss her story about the impact of her grandmother's battle with breast cancer on their relationship, and the lasting impact it's had on her life.
|Lulu is both runway ready and midway ready as she models the Pink Sweater at the Indiana State Fair
|Tracy had fun posing in pink and pearls with power tools!
|Heather proudly sports her "Team Lori" bracelet as she prepares to hand the Pink Sweater off to its next recipient.
|Crystal wears the Pink Sweater in celebration of the life of her friend, Vanessa.
|The Pink Sweater casts a rosy glow over a historic portrait of KimAnn's Aunt and her family.
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!