Take a Tour: Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse

It’s breast cancer awareness month, and the donation opportunities abound! One creative endeavor funding breast cancer research is the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, an annual event that does far more than raise awareness. Since 1998, the WBCS has donated over $5.8 million to the Medical College of Wisconsin for breast and prostate cancer research. The board of directors actively selects three promising studies and presents them with seed grants to fund their all-important goals.

To raise funds, the WBCS chooses a Wisconsin home – donated by a generous homeowner – to transform. They select talented Milwaukee-area designers to change the home into a showhouse, and invite the public to purchase tickets. Visitors view the decor and attend lectures on home-related topics presented by professionals: architects, color consultants, and other relevant presenters. The showhouse is open for two weeks every June, with weeks of hard work leading up to the display.

This year’s Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse was a striking, sprawling home on breathtaking Lake Oconomowoc owned by Dan and Mary Druml. The Drumls’ 8,100-square-foot five-bedroom summer home (which they plan on making their main home once their children graduate high school) was completely redecorated – paint, furnishings, accents, every detail accounted for – by talented designers. Dan, whose sister and mother-in-law are breast cancer survivors, is thrilled with the transformation and the charitable cause behind it.

Designers worked tirelessly to incorporate the gorgeous lake views and lakeside living vibe in their creation of the showhouse.

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse 2016
WBCS 2016

The outdoor-inspired design featured nautical and natural themes and accents throughout, flooded with natural light, generating a relaxed, vacation-worthy atmosphere.

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Bedroom Suite
Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Bedroom Suite
Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Bedroom Suite
WBCS Dining Room; Photo credit: Michael Sears
WBCS Sitting Room; Photo credit: Michael Sears
WBCS Living Room; Photo credit: Michael Sears
WBCS Kitchen; Photo credit: Michael Sears
WBCS Bedroom; Photo credit: Michael Sears
WBCS Master Suite; Photo credit: Michael Sears
WBCS Media Room; Photo credit: Michael Sears

To help fund vital breast cancer research, visit the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse website to learn more about the showhouse and other events.

And don’t forget Quality Bath’s #PinkPower sale, going on now. With every purchase of a lighted mirror in the month of October, you’ll receive up to 25% off your mirror and we’ll donate $10 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Together, we can end this battle!