Cancer awareness plays a large role in the lives of the Ella Park Bridal team. On November 27th of 2017, Lisa Daniel (co-owner of EPB) was diagnosed with colon cancer. Mike and Lisa consulted several doctors and decided that emergency surgery was needed to remove the tumor from her colon. Two months after colon surgery, Lisa was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer. In late January 2018, Lisa had her right lobe removed along with her gall bladder.
Lisa, in true Lisa fashion, recovered quite quickly and remained resilient throughout her 18 months of treatments. She stayed present in the store and reminded us all why we love working at Ella Park Bridal – we love making dreams come to fruition. Lisa has been clear of treatments since December of 2018 and is as peppy and spunky as ever!
During this already difficult period, our alterations manager, Summer, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2018. Summer stayed as present as possible throughout her treatments, coming in to assist our other alterations specialists when able as needed. Thankfully, she had her last round of chemotherapy on November 1st of 2018 and is now a cancer survivor. Summer is back at work regularly and shining her light on each bridal gown she touches!
In light of the events that Ella Park Bridal had endured since both Lisa and Summer’s diagnosis, Mike Daniel (co-owner of EPB) has assembled a company team at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. This September will mark the second annual race for team “Say Yes to The Cure.”
Ella Park Bridal has also joined forces with Gilda’s Club of Evansville. A percentage of each gown purchased at Ella Park Bridal goes towards an annual donation to help all individuals that have been impacted by cancer in the tri-state area.
“These women are an inspiration to me for their hard work and dedication to bring you the best wedding experience possible… We help you, you help us, we help others. It’s the circle of life!” –Mike Daniel.