Painting with a Twist Hosts Classes Nationwide in Support of Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer

Leading Paint-and-Sip Franchise Raises Funds through 'Painting with a Purpose' Events throughout October

MANDEVILLE, La. - Sept. 24, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Painting with a Twist®, the nation's original and largest paint-and-sip franchise, will host Painting with a Purpose classes throughout the month of October to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, as part of the businesses' commitment to giving back through painting parties.

More than 130 Painting with a Twist studios will host fundraising events where at least 50 percent of class proceeds will be donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

"We're proud to partner with Painting with a Twist for our sixth consecutive Painting with a Purpose event. Year after year, their donation provides the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer the means necessary to help make medical advancements and set a world-wide standard in breast cancer research," said Lynda Houk, executive director of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. "It's exciting to hold the events throughout the month of October, which is a nationally recognized time to support those affected by breast cancer."

In previous years, these Painting with a Purpose events were held throughout July, but Painting with a Twist and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer collectively decided to move them to October to align with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Painting with a Twist co-founders and paint-and-sip industry pioneers Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney are dedicated to giving back to local communities with their roots firmly planted in the non-profit world. In their six years of partnership, Painting with a Twist has raised $435,000 for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

To find a Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Painting with a Purpose class at a Painting with a Twist studio near you, visit: www.paintingwithatwist.com/vera-bradley.

About Painting with a Twist®

Painting with a Twist, based in the New Orleans, Louisiana metropolitan area is the leading paint-and-sip franchise with more than 300 studios in 39 states. The company maintains a strong focus on giving back to the local community, and was recently recognized by the International Franchise Association's Franchise Education & Research Foundation's Franchising Gives Back Awards. To date, Painting with a Twist has donated more than $4.8 million through its charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the fastest-growing franchise in the category, Painting with a Twist has been ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip franchise as part of Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 edition for the past five years.

About The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer raises funds for breast cancer research to find a cure and to improve the lives of the many affected by this disease. Vera Bradley's co-founders began raising funds after the loss of a dear friend to the disease in 1993. The Foundation has contributed $30.3 million to the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Center is focused on developing and dramatically improving therapies for some of the most difficult-to-treat types of breast cancer, including triple negative breast cancer. Funds are raised through special events, partner events and individual donations. Learn more about the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer at www.verabradley.org.

Media Contact:

Bre Whalen
Fishman PR
(847) 945-1300
bwhalen@fishmanpr.com

SOURCE Painting with a Twist

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