The Parade of Ribbons, also known as “America’s Celebration of Life” held in Atlanta GA (or any other city wishing to support), each year in October to celebrate survivors of many diseases and carry the camaraderie, inspiration and goodwill developed across America from this parade well into the holidays season. The parade will include beautifully decorated motorized floats from each organization that advocate and support certain diseases such as The American Cancer Society, Lupus Foundation, Susan Komen and more… The parade includes actual survivors ridding and walking along side floats, marching bands from local colleges and high schools, community support groups and equestrian units. It is produced by the nonprofit I Am Beautiful Women’s Foundation Corp.
“Parade of Ribbons” mission is to be an event platform for I Am Beautiful Women’s Foundation to raise funds, awareness and general support for women and young girls who suffer severe hair loss, emotional and financial stress as a result of any illness or disease to include fire and chemical burns. The mission will be accomplished by conducting community walks, runs, fashion shows, parades etc… These events will unify our efforts at I Am Beautiful Women’s Foundation with the efforts of other organizations and individuals in bringing awareness and education of the many diseases that women and young girls suffer with, the degree of hair loss and emotional stress involved and provide a support system which do not discriminate based on the type of disease the individual is suffering with.
“Parade of Ribbons” events are designed to bring together supporters of all diseases and make them aware of the commonality of their causes, (the common thread is severe hair loss in survivors, mental stress, financial stress from high medical bills, homelessness, broken families etc…), unify their efforts and bring notice to the community and local businesses that support for certain diseases shouldn’t began and end on the first and last day of a designated month for that particular illness they advocate for.