Accessorizing For A Good Cause


My life has been affected by cancer – through my grandfather’s survival of stomach cancer in the 80s, to my cousin kicking rhabdomyosarcoma in the butt ten years ago, to my grandmother’s colon cancer, which combined with her advanced age, killed her two years ago. Though there are so many amazing causes to recognize and donate time and money to, there are two that I’m devoted to — charities that fund cancer research and charities for cystic fibrosis.

When I got the opportunity last year to participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer I was thrilled about the experience – I was nervous about fundraising, yes – but I couldn’t wait to be involved. The experience was amazing, to say the least. It’s pretty much 48 hours of walking alongside and in honor of those who have fought breast cancer – some have won their battles, some were not so lucky and some were still in the treatment stages. I was surrounded by amazingly strong women for those two days – I was in awe of their courage, their strength, and their devotion to ensuring that we get to a point someday where NO ONE ever has to receive a breast cancer diagnosis.

It’s funny, Avon contacted me to review this bag  (pictured above) just days after I cemented the decision to take part in the walk for a second year in a row.  I immediately said, “COUNT ME IN!” I received this tote in the mail and love it – it’s a sturdy canvas Marimekko-designed bag, with bright colors that are definitely going to brighten my dreary winter days. It has a zipper closure on the top and 100% of the net profits will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.  This means that by gifting someone with this adorable bag this holiday season, $6.24 of the $10 sell price will go to an amazing cause. I love a win-win — you win points for giving someone a pretty handy bag, and more money goes towards beating cancer.

And that makes me very happy.

The bag is actually bigger than it appeared to me on the web page – while it’s not big enough for use for an overnight bag, it is just the perfect thing to store books and crayons and other materials in for a long trip, perhaps. I can see taking this along on class trips with The Princess’s class (along with a sack lunch and a big bottle of ibuprofen, perhaps?). This could also come in handy on a quick jaunt to the library, to bring our new books home. Cute, sturdy, and beneficial to one of my favorite causes. I love it.

To learn more about the Avon Walk, click HERE. This year’s motto is “In It To End It” – how awesome is that?!

To see more Avon Pink Ribbon Products, click HERE.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.

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