Midnight Inspirations: Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
October 15, 2012
Happy Monday! October is as many of you know Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month holds a very special place in my heart. I met Kristen Martinez many years ago at the first volunteer meeting for the Young Survival Coalition for Breast Cancer that I ever went too. When we met she had already been diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer. Kristen changed my life forever. She was a soldier, a fighter but most importantly an incredible friend and wanted to help educate the world on how to fight the battle. Together we worked with Urban Outfitters and Boy Meets Girl(R) with the Young Survival Coalition to raise awareness in every UO store across the country in 2008. We raised over 20,000 dollars through the sale of Boy Meets Girl(R) products which was all donated to the YSC!! I continue to raise awareness every single day though my brand (2010 collaborating with UO again after Kristen passed away and today working with Campus Candy and Lockerz selling these Campus Candy tees where a % of sales goes back to the YSC) as well as being an advocate for the cause. Take time today to learn more and help the fight. See my past blog posts here and then go here to learn more on my efforts to help fight this awful disease. I miss you Kristen!
I encourage all of you to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month in your own way. One of the many ways I chose to show my support this month was with my pink ombre nails!
DJ MM shows her support by walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer (which I walked in in 2003 with my girlfriends). Here she is is with her friends last year. Like their hoodies?! ;)
How do you show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?