A Pearl to Bridget

We have been deeply honored to be a part of the “A Pearl to Bridget” project, a grassroots project started by Malinda Humes and Alisen Dupré, to honor a courageous breast cancer advocate Bridget Spence. Her story of fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer beginning at age 21 has inspired thousands of people around the world. She recently posted her last blog post, asking her friends and fellow advocates for one last favor.

"It is time for me to ask each of you to let me go. It is time to say goodbye. Over these past six weeks, my ability to breathe has been compromised. Every breath is a struggle. I cough all night and most days. I am exhausted. My mother and brothers have flown in to help.  I'd like to stop working and go enjoy a nice cold drink with my husband on a beach somewhere. I want some time alone with him. Time without doctors appointments and scans, without work, just the two of us. No PI3K pathways. No trials. No hospitals. Just Bridget and her Big Man."

Over the past three weeks, more than 500 friends of Bridget have ordered single pearls for Bridget, which we have turned into finished jewelry for Bridget and her family. Each singular pearl represents a person touched by Bridget, her important message and her courageous story. Half of every order and all shipping fees were donated to the Susan G Komen foundation in Bridget’s name. The donation in Bridget’s name is $5,122. 


  • Mike Pink Shoes

    Those smarter than myself have so eloquenly put into words what this project was about. So I will simply say THANK YOU!

  • Judi palmer

    What a beautiful tribute to the beautiful Bridget that inspires all of us to never give up. We will never forget her, or you Pearl Paradise for this legacy in her honor. I took out my pearls the other day and will start wearing them everyday as a reminder of courage, inspiration, and love.

  • Pinkim (kim wright)

    It has been an honor to be a part of this project in even a small way…Bridget has touched all of our lives more than she will ever know and to be ale to give her and her family something tangible that will show her and her family that and the love that is everlasting…wll there are no words…thank you for helping to make this happen!

  • Terry H

    I, too, am honored to have been a small part of this. It has been nothing short of AMAZING!! Thank you to the project team and to Pearl Paradise for your generosity and for the beautiful creations you have presented Bridget with! Each pearl reflects the beauty that Bridget is and shines with the love that so many of us are sending to her now and always. Bridget will live on in our hearts ALWAYS!

  • Coral Levang

    Jeremy—Thank you and your team for all you have done to honor a wonderful woman, Bridget Spence. The heart of you and your company shines through brilliantly. Coral

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