We’ve all seen a lot of activity on social media regarding raising money for charities – who has escaped the ubiquitous Ice Bucket Challenge? It’s inspiring and heart-warming to see people step up and put themselves out there for a cause that they believe in.
Recently I had an experience that really drove home the importance of the amazing work that charities and non-profits do for people in need. A few months ago, my dearest friend Jossy discovered a lump in her breast. She is one of the most fearless people I know, and despite the scariness of the situation, she always maintained a positive and upbeat attitude. It really put the petty troubles and stressors in my life in perspective seeing someone I care about faced with a potentially life-threatening situation. I admire her so much – her strength is truly an inspiration to me.
Thankfully, after going into surgery for a thorough examination and biopsy, it was discovered that she is in fact cancer-free. I am so grateful for this fact, and also grateful for the work of an organization that was there for her above and beyond during this process: Glam-A-THON– a Breast Cancer Charity assisting local South Florida Women affected by Breast Cancer.
Leave it to Jossy to find the most FASHIONABLE non-for-profit!
Since 2011 Glam-A-THON™ has donated $266,000 to Broward Health Foundation to financially assist breast cancer patients being treated at the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Center and requiring mammograms through the Lisa Boccard Breast Fund.
Both Jossy and I were amazed and humbled by the work this organization does, and how it helps people cope with life-threatening diagnoses when they may not be in a position to afford the care they truly need.
I wanted to do something to spread the word about this fantastic organization, and to help raise money for them in whatever way I can.
Since I am promoting the first line of limited edition Marrero Collection handbags, I thought a great way to give back would be to donate a portion of the profits from sales of my Marrero Collection handbags.
I spoke with executives at the company and they were totally on board with the idea. So from now until November 1st for every bag that is purchased, $10 will go to Glam-a-thon, and for every GLAMOUR iPhone case, $5 will be donated.
So if you have been looking to help fight breast cancer and in the process get a unique FASHIONABLE Marrero Collection piece, this is your chance!
I hope you will be part of Marrero Collection’s efforts to raise money and awareness about this fantastic organization.