In a heartfelt tribute to the late Trudy Blechman, founder of Trudys Brides and Special Occasions, Steven Blechman, her son and second-generation owner, joins forces with Morilee by Madeline Gardner to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).

From November 10 to November 27, 2023, brides can enjoy a $200 discount on a new Morilee bridal gown from the spring 2024 collection. With each purchase, Trudys and Morilee will donate $200 to PanCAN, which supports those impacted by pancreatic cancer.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is Thursday, November 16, 2023, making it the perfect occasion to commemorate Trudy Blechman’s legacy by supporting PanCAN, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding vital research in the quest to end pancreatic cancer.

Steven Blechman, who tragically lost his mother to pancreatic cancer in 2018, expressed his deep commitment to this cause saying, “I wish I had known about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at the time because it could have helped us. I now want to help others facing what my family went through with my mom, so they can benefit from the help and resources that PanCAN offers.”

Trudys, established by Roger and Trudy Blechman in 1974, started as a small clothing boutique in The Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell, California. Over the years, it has grown to become one of Northern California’s premier bridal and special occasions dress salons, fulfilling Trudy’s vision of helping customers look and feel their absolute most beautiful on their special day.

Next year, Trudy's celebrates its 50th year in business with a continued commitment to carry on Trudy’s vision. This fundraiser not only honors the legacy of Trudy but also contributes to pancreatic cancer research in the hope of finding a cure.

“As we celebrate Morilee’s 70th anniversary and next year, as Trudys celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re reminded of the long-term relationship between our two companies and the love of what we do,” said Madeline Gardner, lead designer and creative director for Morilee, one of the most recognized bridal gown companies in the world.

Gardner continues, “Trudy was a very special person, widely known and respected in the industry. We’re thrilled to remember and honor Trudy with this special fundraiser and promotion. It not only helps raise funds for patients with pancreatic cancer and their families, but it also helps brides find their dream dress, something near and dear to Trudy.”

Brides interested in participating in this special November event at Trudys can make an appointment by calling 1-408-377-1987 or visiting

For those who are not shopping for a bridal gown but wish to honor Trudy’s memory, can donate by visiting Trudys PanCAN “Wage Hope My Way” page at

Steven Blechman with mother and founder of Trudys Brides Trudy Blechman.