rise and run || breathe and believe

My sister Kamie and I have teamed up to make some fun designs and have created a few products to inspire and hopefully bring a smile to others! We started with these “Rise and Run” and “Breathe and Believe” designs. We hope you like them! You can check out our designs and shop by clicking HERE.

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I am especially excited to share that a portion of all our sales will go towards our fundraising efforts for Team Drea Foundation – a foundation created by my dear friend and Pilates student Andrea, to find a cure for ALS and put an END to this horrible disease.

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Andrea was diagnosed with ALS 3 years ago at the age of 33. Our “Breathe and Believe” design is completely inspired by her, the way she lives her life and how she fights this disease for herself and for others. In her favorite color green, we made a swallow reminiscent of the three swallow tattoos that Andrea has on her arm – one for each year she has survived since her diagnosis.

Some day I hope Andrea’s arm is covered in swallows.

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This cause is very near and dear to the hearts of everyone in my family. A few years ago we lost a family member to ALS, my sister Jodi’s father-in-law Stuart Rakoff. Stuart was an amazing father, grandfather, husband, friend and citizen and not a day goes by that we do not miss him. My sister Jodi and I are fundraising together for Team Drea and will both be running the RDC Half Marathon on 11.12 in Durham! If you would like to contribute to our efforts directly, you can do so by clicking HERE. You can also show your support by buying a “Breathe and Believe” item, using and wearing it proudly 🙂 No matter what is best for you – we are so appreciative of your support and we hope you know it matters so much!

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