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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Breast Cancer Shoes

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.

17 comments:

  1. visited.....will check out a store today!

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  2. Hi Megan, thanks for sharing this. I feel the same way when I work out, and I pray every minute for those that are suffering with this crazy disease. It brakes my heart when I hear about a child who is suffering, so my prayers are with all. Stay strong and positive... Aline

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    1. I agree with you. Cancer doesn't discriminate, but I have the hardest time seeing children suffering as well.

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  3. I visited. I really like the line they put out this year. Thanks for sharing with us Megan.

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    1. I was running around in my shoes yesterday and then started thinking, I should buy a pair for my mom too. They are really a great shoe. That they support this cause is a bonus.

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  4. We lost our young son to brain cancer. So, yes, "cancer can kiss my ass" Love the shoes an the cause.

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    1. I am so sorry. I cannot imagine a greater loss or pain. Big hugs to you. I hope you feel my compassion through the computer. I will be thinking of you often.

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  5. Thank you for sharing and posting about this Megan. Your family, as you know, are in my prayers. This hit home as you know for me this year. I love sketchers, so I will definitely have to check them out.

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    1. I appreciate your prayers and friendship Lauren.

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  6. "Cancer you can kiss my ass!"...Love it Megan! As a Survivor I have already kicked cancer's ass and continually support others that are fighting for their lives. I think I may have to order a pair of those shoes...I visited. Prayers for your father and the little boy you mentioned.

    If anyone needs an inspirational cancer story take a minute to read my story on my blog. I shared it in order to give hope to others. I pray that some day soon cancer will be a disease of the past.

    http://imperfectlywonderful.com/why-not-me-my-cancer-story/

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    1. Thank you Kristin, I will read your story. So happy you are healthy now! I'm sure your story is helping other people.

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing this Megan. My mom is battling cancer right now (CLL to be exact) and it has put so much into perspective. Thankfully, she has wonderful doctors taking care of her at MD Anderson and God on her side. I can't even imagine what you must have gone through and this little boy :/ Many prayers and loving the shoes :)
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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    1. Oh Linh, I'm so sorry to hear that, but it's another way we relate to each other outside of our blogs. My Dad's doctor is wonderful too and has been so good to us. We are thankful every day.

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  8. I definitely visited, I had no idea that Sketchers did that!
    My boyfriend's sweet, sweet mother is fighting breast cancer currently. She's hopefully having her last surgery at the end of this month & maybe we'll have beaten this awful monster of a disease. She loves to run & exercise so I may have to surprise her with a pair of these shoes!
    Thank you so much for this blog post.

    xoxo, SS

    www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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    1. Prayers for you all Jordyn! I bet she would love a pair of those shoes, and coming from you, it would mean so much.

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  9. cute! i love a good pair of running shoes!

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