Pink Cactus owner Brooke Warden is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating 100 percent of proceeds from her newest cocktail to Pure Fluff owner Arielle Stratton, who was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer on Aug. 17.
Stratton launched her Charleston-based organic cotton candy company in 2015, popping up at farmers markets, festivals and events in the five years since. Last month, Stratton announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer on social media.
“I saw Arielle’s post on Instagram and was so upset to hear of her new battle with breast cancer,” Warden said. “I met her a few years ago when I was opening Pink Cactus and attending FAB.”
After hearing about Stratton’s diagnosis, Warden thought of a new cocktail that she wanted to make using Pure Fluff organic cotton candy. She developed the Oaxacan Fizz, which features mezcal, Pure Fluff, beets and hibiscus.
“When I saw that she posted she was using all funds from her business to now support her ongoing medical bills I thought it would be great to highlight her amazing fluff at Pink Cactus for Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Warden said.
Proceeds from every Oaxacan Fizz sold in October will go to Stratton to help with her treatments, Warden said. In addition, all purchases made from purefluffco.com directly support Stratton’s fight with cancer including a Fluffcancer t-shirt sponsored by Artisan Tees.