Yesterday a breast cancer survivor and her daughter delivered a Change.org petition with more than 118,000 signatures on it to Victoria's Secret New York office, asking them to create a line of "survivor" lingerie to help women who had survived breast cancer feel beautiful again.
According to a press release, after delivering the petition, Allana Maiden and her mother, Debbie Barrett, met with Tammy Roberts Myers, vice president of external communications for Limited Brands (the parent company that owns VS) to talk about their ideas for a "survivor" bra. Myers then invited the duo to travel to the company's Ohio headquarters for further discussion.
“If there’s anything I could tell the 118,000 people who’ve signed my Change.org petition right now, it’s that Victoria’s Secret is taking very seriously the comments from survivors and their families and friends who want to see 'survivor bras' in their stores,” Maiden said in the press release. “I know their heart is in the right place and they want to do the right thing. Making this bra line would be a win for Victoria’s Secret and a win for survivors—there’s no downside. I think they see that now.”
Barrett added, "I'm so proud of Allana for starting this campaign. It's been wonderful to see all this support and to have the chance to talk to Victoria's Secret representatives about how much this amazing decision would mean to survivors of breast cancer."
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The company has not yet confirmed either way whether it will be creating a line of survivor-friendly lingerie, but you can keep up with the mother-daughter campaign and check out the amazing amount of support they've received by celebrities and non-celebrities alike by visiting their official Tumblr.