When Allison W. Gryphon was first diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, she remembers opening up her bathroom cabinet and seeing the ‘Breast Cancer Pink” hair dryer she had bought the year before.
While many things in her life and body changed without her control, Gryphon struggled to find clothing that not only fit with her limited range of motion and constantly changing needs, but also made her feel beautiful.
That’s when she teamed up with fashion designer Piper Gore to create “The Fighter T,” a stylish T-shirt that is designed with several simple-looking features that are significant to those going through the many transformations of a cancer fight.
100% of the proceeds go back into the process of making more shirts and expanding the line to full collection in 2015.
The Southern California duo have also teamed up to create a whole style-guide for women at every stage of their fight.
To learn more about the foundation or to purchase a Fighter T, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.
For clarification: some of Gryphon's quotes from this story were taken from an interview with NBC4 Los Angeles's Lolita Lopez, who is also a cancer patient pictured wearing the Fighter T.