Thanks to Skechers for sponsoring today’s discussion and supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.
My story is about an amazing lady. My grandmother has always been a source of strength, perservierace and class. I already think that she is an amazing woman in every way, but she is 98-years-old and is as healthy as a horse. I am always blown away when I think about how she was born in 1916, married at 1936 and all that she has lived through in her lifetime.
My grandmother was diagnosed at the age of 83 with Ovarian cancer. As you may or may not know, it is very connected to breast cancer. Her doctors did not give up on her even though some may see her as “too old.” She went through chemo and radiation and I am happy to say she is a survivor at 98 years old. She gets checked every year for breast cancer since they are so closely connected, and has not had any problems. We are planning her 99th birthday and I am so excited to see her and share in her life stories when we’re together.
I run for my grandmother. I run for her to keep my body healthy, and I run for her because her strength keeps me grounded and want to continue going.
My Grandmother on her 98th birthday this year.
Because she had ovarian cancer, my mother and I are closely monitored for ovarian cancer and breast cancer. It is a scary thing. I even had my own breast lump scare last year, and I have an appointment to check the lump I found again next month.
This is why I am proud to support Sketchers Performance Division and their support for the American Cancer Society and all the ways they are making a difference. They have put together a collection of special products, but here are their breast cancer awareness shoe products:
I think all shoes are so cute, and I would be proud to sport any one of them. I personally am showing off my GOrun3 Sketchers. They are so lightweight, and I love the way they look and feel. They are super motivating to get out and run/walk now that the weather permits it here in AZ.
In addition to the “Awareness” footwear and apparel line, Skechers Performance Division is supporting the 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 you donate $5 or more, you’ll also receive a 20% off discount for your 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, depending on the store.
Which shoes are your favorite and would you wear them for?
Very cute shoes! Wow, your grandmother looks amazing and you can see her strength through her smile!
Erin Kennedy says
Thank you so much! She means the world to me!
Elizabeth Ferree says
Glad your grandmother is healthy. I love the shoes, comfort and a great cause. :) Love those colors.