BALEGA SOCKS: GRIT & GRACE COLLECTION
by MELANIE MITCHELL |
BALEGA RUNNING SOCKS
GRIT & GRACE COLLECTION
We are excited to launch the Grit & Grace running sock collection for 2019 from Balega.
Balega is a running socks company who proudly lives by their mission to give back and honor that we all have a shared humanity. Every year they design a limited-edition collection called Grit & Grace that goes to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month with monetary donations to support those who are on the front line making change.
Each of the running socks styles in the Balega Grit & Grace Collection features inspirational messages so you too can run knowing your miles are truly supporting others.
Read on to learn about those who inspire Balega's collection and the recipient of their funds, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners.
BALEGA: WE FINISH TOGETHER
"In life, light reflects light, and so do a few extraordinary people." - Balega
Every year Balega dedicates a special edition of the Grit & Grace collection to an outstanding person. The individual they select is someone who is symbol of the word UBUNTO - to share love and goodwill - the guiding mission of Balega as well as someone who has shown true grit and grace in a way to inspire others.
2019 Balega was humbled by Kim Stemple who launched the organization "We Finish Together". Kim was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease when she was training for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon. But she still received a finisher's medal that year and it hung from her IV pole. It was sent by one of her friends who finished the race and it boosted her spirits during treatments. Seeing the impact and positivity the medal brought to her and other patients, she wanted to do more.
With her organization 'We Finish Together', marathon runners, swimmers, triathletes and even spelling bee winners across the nation have donated their medals alongside a handwritten message to those who are in need of support.
Kim's relentless efforts to make the world a better place resonates with Balega and 2019's limited editions Balega Grit & Grace socks are dedicated to her and her mission.
BALEGA: BREAST CANCER PREVENTION PARTNERS
In addition to supporting those who are giving back and true to their word, Balega lends their support in many ways. Every October the Grit & Grace collection launches with $1 from the sale of every pair of the limited-edition socks benefits Breast Cancer Prevention Partners.
For twenty-five years this organization has published work and led the charge to expose and eliminate environmental causes of breast cancer by limiting exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation.
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