Tropiano & Son Jewelers is a third-generation family business specializing in bridal jewelry, custom design, and the latest jewelry fashions. Now operated by Ray and Michele Tropiano, the store was originally established in 1936 by Ray’s grandparents, Raymond and Meni Tropiano. Tropiano & Sons has always supported local charities and organizations such as scouting, school music programs, educational foundation programs, and more.
Michele Tropiano of Tropiano & Sons was introduced to Dance for the Cure by one of the DFC volunteers and what stood out for her is that the organization is totally local. When asked why Tropiano & Sons chose to support DFC, Michele responded,"The idea that the funds raised directly benefit woman in our local community is truly compelling. Many people do not realize the financial impact a cancer diagnosis can bring to a family and the toll it can take, not only for the person battling the disease, but for those around them, as well. Dance for the Cure is a hands-on organization that has supported local families who needed help navigating the bumps that often come with a cancer diagnosis."
“I thought it was wonderful that the proceeds from Dance for the Cure's fundraising go directly to local women affected by breast cancer.”
“I love the whole pink theme and of course love attending the annual Ribbons of Hope benefit and bidding on all the fantastic baskets," Michele continued. "We’ve donated many items throughout the years including Michele Watches, Charles Krypell bracelets and necklaces, and in most recent years we designed a very special piece that I named the Hope Pendant, a 14k white gold necklace featuring a pink topaz center to represent breast cancer, and ribbons of diamonds as accents on the sides. The piece is special to me as I also had breast cancer and was fortunate to have a positive outcome and lucky enough to continue to work and adjust my hours as needed.”
Michele expressed that she really enjoyed meeting and learning about the woman the organization has benefited throughout the years. "It made it so personal and I was honored to help these woman and help an organization that has done so much good.”
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