This blog is usually filled with fun things that color my world like decor, organization, fashion, and sometimes a cute boy named James, but being able to use my small slice of the Internet for a good cause fills my spirit.
Cancer hits home for so many of us. In my own life, both of my parents have had been affected. My Mom beat hers years ago when I was a teenager and too young to really appreciate how bad it could have been, and my Dad has been bravely battling for the last two years. We are grateful for every day and it's one of the main factors in me deciding to work at home- so I can attend every doctor visit and be a support to my family. Illness and disease has a unique way of bringing people together and for that I'm thankful. But cancer, you can kiss my ass. Right now, a very special 4-year old boy I know has been in the midst of his battle with brain cancer since he was one year old. This child was delivered one day before James, at the same hospital, by the same doctor. That he is sick and James is not weighs heavy on my heart. He is beyond brave and thankfully, prayerfully, he is doing well now. The outpouring of love and support has been tremendous throughout the years and I know his strong parents are grateful.
Those of you who visit my fitness blog probably realize that one way I deal with the personal struggles in my life is through exercise. During a hard, sweaty workout, I let go of anger, stress, rage, fear, depression, and breathe in strength, peace, joy, compassion and faith. I think I would be so much more on edge if I didn't release my emotions during my workouts. Is the same true for you?
This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and I'm proud to wear my Skechers in support of breast cancer. I already love and wear Skechers GoWalk line of shoes because they are the most comfy and lightweight shoe I've found- perfect for busy days running errands. This new performance division line where proceeds go to the American Cancer Society are not only helping win the fight, but are a truly fantastic shoe. Anyone who walks, runs, or exercises consistently knows the importance of a great performance shoe to keep you moving. This one is cute too in pink and grey. ;)
How Sketchers Supports the American Cancer Association
Skechers Performance Division proudly supports American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer with a special collection of products. In addition to the “Awareness” footwear and apparel line, Skechers Performance Division supporting American Cancer Society in several ways:
- Skechers Performance Division is offering a donation to American Cancer Society, and all of the Skechers Performance Division Awareness apparel and footwear will feature the ACS logo and messaging.
- Skechers is hosting the American Cancer Society San Francisco Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and will be donating a percentage of proceeds from the sales of Skechers shoes on-site that day.
- Skechers is launching a register round-up program in Skechers Retail stores in which customers can round up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar to benefit American Cancer Society for the entire month of October. If consumers donate $5 or more, they will also receive a 20% off discount for their next visit. This will offer anyone shopping for any item in a Skechers retailer store the opportunity to give back and support the cause.
- Skechers Retail stores are offering a gift with purchase for customers who purchase a pair of limited-edition Awareness shoes. The gift with purchase will be either a breast canvas awareness canvas tote back or a pink water bottle.
Please visit Skechers site and check out their cute, quality shoes to help end breast cancer. If you visit, please write "visited" in the comments so we can acknowledge your support.
*Thank you Skechers for sponsoring this post.