Today I have the Girly Bits Crystal Charity Exclusives to share with you!
This month for Crystal’s Charity, Girly Bits has made two polishes and a portion of each bottle will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research. I have posted about Crystal’s Charity Lacquers before, but to give you a rundown…Crystal has been involved in fundraising for a number of years and in April of 2015 she started asking some of her favorite brands if they would be willing to create custom polishes for a raffle style draw. She started her first actual campaign shortly after that and it sort of just snowballed into what it is today. These polishes will be available until September 17th. Let’s take a look at the Girly Bits Crystal Charity Exclusives.
GIRLY BITS CRYSTAL CHARITY EXCLUSIVES
Both of these applied easily. They are two beautiful polishes for a good cause. What could be better?
“Fox Trot” is a lilac holographic with pink to blue shimmer. Shown is two coats plus top coat. This retails for $16.50 CAD and $2 per bottle is going to the Terry Fox Foundation.
KEEP CALM, TERRY ON
“Keep Calm, Terry On” is a deep blue crelly base, packed with red and blue shimmers. Because of the shimmers this leans more like a royal purple. This retails at $16.50 CAD with $2 per bottle going to the Terry Fox Foundation.
Below is all about Terry Fox and the Terry Fox Foundation.
This sale is being held in conjunction with @crystalscharitylacquers annual participation in the Terry Fox Run. Terry Fox is a Canadian icon. He was diagnosed at just 18 years old with bone cancer (osteogenic sarcoma) and in 1977, he was forced to have his right leg amputated 6 inches above the knee. While in hospital, he was very overcome by the suffering of the other cancer patients, many of them young children, and he decided he wanted to do something to raise awareness and raise money for cancer research. He decided to do this by setting a goal of running across Canada. It is important to remember that this was before the internet and social media, and also before cancer was as common (or at least commonly talked about) as it is now. Terry Fox called his journey the Marathon of Hope. He began his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 to little fanfare or attention.Although it was hard to get attention to begin with (again, this was long before the internet!), enthusiasm started to grow and the money he collected along his route grew as well. He ran about 42 kilometers (26 miles) a day!! Sadly, on September 1st, 143 days and 5373 kilometers (3339 miles) into his journey, he was forced to stop running just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because the cancer had spread to his lungs. Terry Fox passed away on June 28th, 1981 at the age of 22.
Although Terry lost his battle to cancer, his legacy was just beginning. The Terry Fox Foundation was created in his name to continue his desire to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Over $650 million dollars has been raised to date through Terry Fox Runs worldwide. The Terry Fox Foundation is a fiscally responsible charity and it is has no corporate sponsorship. The Foundation supports promising research in any field of cancer research. It is not tied to any one type of cancer.
The Terry Fox Foundation is a cause that is close to Crystal’s heart for a number of reasons. She is a cancer survivor and is a proud member of Terry’s Team. Terry’s Team is composed of cancer survivors, who run in the Terry Fox Run to give hope to others battling cancer and to show the world that cancer research is working. Survival rates are going up, but we still have a lot of work to do. The Terry Fox Run is a very emotional run for Crystal. Every year she is choking back tears. Sometimes not so successfully. 😉 This year will be especially emotionally as two people that she loves very much have been given a terminal diagnosis.
Terry Fox was 1 man who strived to make a difference in the world. Crystal also believes whole heartily that we can each make a difference. Many small acts bond together to be a giant, world changing event.
More information on The Terry Fox Foundation can be found at www.terryfox.org
To make a donation to Crystal’s fundraising page visit http://www.terryfox.ca/CrystalWeber
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