Update: Victoria’s Secret Responds to Mastectomy Bra Petition
Two weeks ago, we reported on the humble beginnings of 27-year-old Allana Maiden’s unique and inspired appeal on Change.org, a petition, in honor of her mom, Debbie, asking lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret to create a line of bras for breast-cancer survivors. Today we’re getting news that mother and daughter hand-delivered more than 180,000 signatures (in a pink striped VS bag, no less) to Victoria’s Secret’s New York office, and that they met with Tammy Robyn Myers, V.P. of external communications for Limited Brands, Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, to discuss the possibility of a “survivor bra.” After their meeting, Myers invited the two women to the store’s Ohio headquarters to further explore the idea.
“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,” Allana said in a press release. “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.”
To learn more about the petition—and its remarkable journey via photos, comments and celebrity support this past month—go here.