October, and one of the most significant things about October, besides fall being in full swing, and of course Halloween, and pumpkin patches, is that it is Breast Cancer Awareness
month.

In the summer, I’ve shared with you how I started working towards my fitness goals after all the indulgence with food over the summer months, especially during our travels. Since I came back home, I’ve been walking frequently, and I am slowly reaching my regular fitness levels. I am very proud to be walking with Skechers GoWalk 2 Flash from their special line  as with it, they are raising awareness, and financial support for American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer. 

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It is not a secret breast cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers in women, and most of us have a personal story with it unfortunately through a loved one, a family member, or a family friend, if not our own bodies.

I’ve grown up hearing how important mammograms are, and how diligent women should be with self breast checks. In my family my paternal grandmother was diagnosed with the early stage of breast cancer when I was a tween. She was fortunate enough to catch the disease early with breast checks she performed in the shower, and with treatment she got a clean bill of health. My grandma ended up seeing almost 95 years of age thanks to all the research, and advances in modern medicine.

Not everyone is as lucky, and it is a fact we need continuing research for new treatments. I am delighted to know that Skechers Performance Division is supporting a cause I am passionate about, and they are offering a donation to American Cancer Society, and the awareness apparel & footwear will feature ACS logo, and messaging.

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Other ways you can contribute to the cause with Skechers:  

  • Skechers is hosting American Cancer Society San Francisco Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. They’ll be donating a percentage of proceeds from the sales of Skechers on site that day.
  • Skechers is also launching a register round-up program in Skechers retail stores. You can round-up your 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 receive 20% discount for your next visit. Also if you purchase Skechers Limited Edition Awareness shoes, you’ll receive a gift of either a canvas tote back, or Pink Water Bottle.

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Now onto these super comfy, walking on the clouds type of sports shoes. Ladies, these Go Walk 2 shoes are my first Skechers, and I am so glad I decided to try them to support the pink ribbon month. They are perfect for my daily brisk walks, and adorable too. (The special Goga Mat Technology insole provides that wonderful comfort)  Most importantly, they make me feel great knowing I have a hand in supporting Breast Cancer research even if in a small way.

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My current walking schedule is about three times a week around the forest trails in my neighborhood for about 50 minutes to an hour each time. The place I live is a lot of up and down hills so I get some great variety in my walks, and keep a fast pace almost like jogging.

My walks also keep me in form for running which I’ve shared before that I used to do for school, and a type of exercise I still love, and enjoy. My husband is a runner as well, and he actually puts a lot of time in it, and does more races compared to me which is inspirational.

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Share with me what you do to support Breast Cancer research in October. ( or any time of the year) Have you ever worn Skechers? If you haven’t, and you are looking for a great walking, or running shoes try a pair of Skechers this month, and be a part of their efforts!

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Can’t wait to hear all your thoughts, and hope you have a lovely rest of the week! XOXO,

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  • Love those shoes, they are super cute! I have some black Sketchers with memory foam that I use at the gym and LOVE them. I’ve been really impressed with how the memory foam is lasting, so often things like that just flatten out after a few wears. I used to have problems with my toes going a bit numb when using equipment like the elliptical, but haven’t had that issue since getting proper shoes (other pair was a cheap Wal-mart brand).

    • Andrea the more I wear them the more I fall in love. Actually right now I am at my sports club working a bit after exercise and I have the shoes on. First time at the gym with them, I usually wear them while walking. Amazing at the gym too- LOVE!! XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Love these shoes and love the cause even more. We are strong supporters of BC research, as my Mom is a survivor, so I will definitely check out Skechers. :))

    • Isn’t it fab that such a cute line of shoes is supporting a great cause? 🙂 So happy to know your mom is well now <3 I am proudly wearing mine ( catching up at the gym) as I type this message!! XOXO, Elif

  • I have been doing a lot of walking too! I definitely need a new pair of shoes and I love supporting companies that give back to a cause! I will check those Skechers out!

    Jill
    http://www.dousedinpink.com

    • Check them out Jill. They are beyond comfortable and the cause is dear to my heart. Love walking in them; for the first time today tried them at the gym. They were great for my workouts too. XOXO, Elif

  • Tban

    You are too cute with that bright pink top.

    • Thx Tulay!! Hugs and kisses. Have fun in Mexico, 🙂 Elif

  • Adorable shoes and it’s awesome that Skechers created this line and is donating to the AMC!

    • I thought it was awesome of them to have a dedicated line for supporting cancer research. I really appreciate their involvement in breast cancer awareness. Thanks for stopping by Jen!! XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel & Eda

    Tomorrow is PINK DAY at my school. We wear as much pink as we can for breast cancer awareness week. We also draw breast cancer signs on our hands in pink highlighter and marker. Love that your shoes match your pink top.

    • That sounds amazing! All pink for support at school is such a lovely idea! Thanks for the sweet comments girls. XOXO, Elif

  • Keeping fit, looking chic and all with a great cause! Aspiring post :))

    Lu

    • I am so happy you found it aspiring my dear! I am really inspired by the cause myself and feel proud to support it! Dear to my heart for sure. Thanks lovely, XOXO, Elif

  • Nuray Baysak

    This is a wonderful cause and I applaud you and Skechers for the support. I wear Skechers. Find them to be the comfiest out of my sports shoes. I love how you wore them. It’s inspiring how fit you look as a mom of three. Thanks for this great post Elif!

    • Awww thank you and how sweet comments!! I try to keep healthy, and do my best to be a good role model to my kids in terms of fitness, and taking care of your body. Of course there are lots of ups and downs, sometimes lack of time etc but I do what I can. 🙂 Absolutely love this line, and the cause, and happy to know you experienced the comfort level of these shoes . 🙂 Happy Tuesday dear, XOXO, Elif