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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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