Celebrate Pink October with Amoena

Amoena Hope Eternal Contact breast form

It’s a special reminder of the seashore’s calming essence, that you can keep close to your heart.

The story behind our beautiful Hope Eternal products

This year, Amoena is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month in a new way. We’re thrilled to introduce our limited-time-only Hope Eternal Contact Comfort+ lightweight breast form to women everywhere. You should be seeing it in your local retail stores now.

The special edition adhesive form features artwork integrated into the back layer and designed by Annette Girke, a sculptor, 2-time breast cancer survivor and Amoena lingerie model. In case you didn’t read her biography in the last issue of Amoena Link magazine, we wanted to share a bit about her here, and explain her inspiration for the art she did for us.

annette girke

Artist and breast cancer survivor Annette Girke

Born into an artistic family, Annette originally thought she would pursue fashion design. But her education took her down the paths of textile engineering and marketing, instead.

After her marriage and a move to a new city, Annette attended a sculpture class for fun — and discovered a real talent. Before long, friends were asking to buy her work. She opened a studio and now, along with sales of her own work, she even teaches sculpture classes.

Amoena 2012 breast cancer awareness pin, hope eternal

Local Amoena retailers help us raise funds for breast cancer organizations by purchasing and selling our 2012 awareness pin, also designed by Annette.

Discovering breast cancer was, of course, never part of Annette’s plan, but she lets her work serve as therapy sometimes. She also loves letting the beach relieve her stress. “I love the beach and find it a calm, peaceful and positive place,” she explains in our article. “I often come to the coast to reflect and restore my sense of balance during times of stress — like when I was going through my breast cancer treatment and just before the annual MRI scans.” She’s always loved seashells, and talks about them as a symbol of eternity. They’ve been here for decades, she tells us, “they are with us now and they will be here for years to come. And that was what inspired me to use them in my design for this new breast form.”

We hope that this image will strengthen survivors everywhere with hope and peace. One interesting note: This year, we’re offering the pin and the breast form globally, not only here in the U.S. So women around the world will be connected with this special October Amoena collection.

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2 Responses to Celebrate Pink October with Amoena

  1. Robin says:

    Hi just found website and was excited to find out I can have nipples again without surgery….spoke to Ashley in Customer Service and she said to post a message and you would be able to send nipples to try so excited!!! Thanks

  2. Lee says:

    Hi, Robin, you must mean this post. :) We closed comments on it, but I think we might still have a set of nipples left in our closet. Look for an email from me and you might want to check your junk and/or spam folders to make sure it doesn’t get stuck in there.

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