Owner’s Diagnosis, Family History Ignites a Passion to Raise Awareness, Funding 

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, and DFA member Kelly Spalding Designs is throwing a party!  The Downtown Franklin events and home accessories shop at 915 Columbia Ave. is holding its inaugural “Pink Out” Party tomorrow, October 30th, from 4p.m. – 6 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy pink mimosas and 15 percent off any item in the store all day.  Then, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., it’s cocktails, treats and music on the front porch. Thirty percent of the day’s sales will go to benefit The Breast Health Center at Williamson Medical Center.

Owner Kelly Spalding, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last month, has designed special “Kelly Fights Like a Girl” T-shirts that are available at the shop for $22, with proceeds also benefiting the fight against breast cancer.

“I literally grew up with this disease, having lost my mother in 2010 after her 20-year battle with breast cancer,” Spalding says. “When I was diagnosed a few weeks ago, I knew I had to do something to keep fighting, and to give all the people who have been affected by this a way to get involved. I believe that, together, we can knock cancer out.”

Spalding, a popular interior designer and event planner, opened the Kelly Spalding Designs retail showroom in Downtown Franklin earlier this summer. The renovated shotgun house is filled with stylish, vintage chic décor for home and entertaining, as well as a wedding and event-planning studio. The shop carries accent furniture, lighting, accessories and vintage treasures for the home, as well as custom invitations, favors, signs and more for special events. For more information visit www.kellyspaldingdesigns.com.