American Cancer Society - 100th Birthday July 31 2013

What does finishing the fight against cancer mean to you? Sometimes it’s hard to put it into words.

That’s why Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played the mob boss’s daughter in “The Sopranos,” and her friend Holly Freeman have introduced the American Cancer Society 100th Birthday Bracelet in honor of this, our 100th birthday year. 20 percent of the bracelet’s $38 sales price goes to the American Cancer Society.

“The American Cancer Society has been fighting this disease for a century, and I love their message of finishing the fight against cancer,” says Jamie. “I recently got involved in their 100th birthday ad campaign to help spread the word, and I was honored to be able to continue to support them by co-creating this 100th birthday bracelet.”

Both Jamie-Lynn and Holly have been touched by cancer. “I never got to meet my grandfather because he passed away before I was born,” says Holly. “My husband’s father passed away from cancer before my son or I ever had the chance to meet him.”

After college, Holly volunteered her time and energy to various cancer charities. The tipping point came when a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her friends came together to show their love and support. Holly was inspired to design a pink bracelet with seven beads, one bead for each friend, symbolizing the bond among them.

“We could wear our bracelets as a daily reminder of our friend and her battle,” Holly says. “What began as a personal pursuit to help a friend inspired me to create a line of bracelets to help fundraise for important causes, including the American Cancer Society. I feel that together we can all make a difference.”

The 100th Birthday Bracelet consists of purple and gray silk cords with sterling silver beads. It’s the partners’ fourth in a series from their company, CJ Free. They offer a purple-beaded bracelet promotingAmerican Cancer Society Relay For Life events, a pink-themed bracelet for breast cancer awareness, and a turquoise bracelet for ovarian cancer – all of which benefit the American Cancer Society.

Jamie-Lynn and Holly wear their American Cancer Society-themed bracelets all the time. “We’ve both been overwhelmed with support – from our family, friends (celebrity and otherwise), and complete strangers who choose to wear the bracelets,” says Jamie-Lynn. “It’s a testament to the connection we all share with one another in finding a cure for cancer.”

To learn more about the American Cancer Society 100th Birthday Bracelet, visit www.cjfreejewelry.com.