It’s hard to believe we’re over halfway through October - the days are becoming shorter and the weather colder. For some, October represents changing leaves or carving pumpkins. Here at Balega, we celebrate October through our continued support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
This year, we’ve announced our support of the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) with the release of our sixth annual, limited edition Grit and Grace collection. For every pair of Grit and Grace socks sold, Balega is donating one dollar to benefit the BCPP. The BCPP’s focus is to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation through their advocacy organization. In the spirit of Balega, we’re featuring three inspirational phrases on our Grit and Grace Socks. This year, you’ll find the embroidered phrases Graceful Warrior; Kindness Wins; and You Are Enough. We’re also maintaining our signature range of bright and unique colors that you know and love.
In addition to our support of BCPP, we’re also dedicating our Grit and Grace collection to Kim Stemple, a hero and Balega Impi ambassador who embodied the Balega spirit of shared humanity. In 2012, Stemple was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease while training for the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. Even with her diagnosis, Stemple was inspired to create the We Finish Together organization, a program that donates and decorates medals to present to others who aren’t able to cross the finish line. We were heartbroken when Kim passed away in June of this year, but remain inspired by her light and generosity that touched so many people. We’re proud to dedicate this year’s Limited Edition Balega Grit and Grace socks to Kim and her legacy of sharing love, kindness and goodwill - a true Ubuntu spirit.
It’s no surprise that we believe that socks can make a difference in the world - we live by these words every single day. When you support our Grit and Grace initiative this year, you’ll support BCPP’s mission of breast cancer prevention - the leading science-based policy and advocacy organization working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation. Our Grit and Grace socks are retailing for $14 per pair, and are available at your local run specialty store. For additional information about the collection, visit www.balegagritandgrace.com. To learn more about the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, visit www.bcpp.org. To find a Balega retailer near you, please visit www.balega-socks.implus.com/locations.