Running for a Cause 0November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we are raffling off a custom SparkleSkirt to help raise funds for Team JDRF's Laura Gonzalez.
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Fluffy Fizzies & SparkleSkirts 0
Bath bombs and SparkleSkirts are the ultimate duo and the owner of Fluffy Fizzies, Pamela Allison can vouch for that.
The beginning of Fluffy Fizzies started in Allison’s kitchen counter at home, but now she’s opening her first store in Orlando this Saturday.
- Sparkle Store
Lupus Awareness Month Feature: Stacia Roundtree 1
Waking up at , Stacia Roundtree begins her day as an inspiration for many people, including her two daughters and husband. Doing everything with a contagious smile, many would never even guess that she faces a variety of obstacles, one being lupus.
According to the Lupus Research Alliance, lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes your immune system to attack healthy cells by mistake. This can damage many parts of the body.
Diagnosed with lupus in 2011, Stacia decided that she would turn her life around by implementing a workout and a new diet. Without eating well and working out, she would begin to feel very down.
"Running has saved me," Stacia said. "When I was diagnosed with lupus, I was in a lot of pain and exercise helps with that pain."
Stacia started her workouts with walking. At first, she aimed for 10,000 steps every day and worked her way up. One of Stacia's friends challenged her to run; she then signed up for her first half marathon in 2015.
"I ran till I couldn’t run anymore," Stacia said. "I made it to about 7 miles."
Since then, she hasn’t stopped running and training. With the support of her husband, best friend and Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards, she continues to push herself.
"If you don’t run the day, the day runs you," Stacia said.
She always encourages people to just get up and start moving.
"Don’t quit," Stacia said. "Just keep moving."
SparkleSister Runs to Fight Kids’ Cancer 0
“Compared to the struggle these amazing kids go through, running 26.2 miles is nothing!”
Please help Shavonne and consider supporting Mass General Hospital reach their goal for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Together we’ll continue to make a difference. The funds raised are directed to cancer care, research, and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients. All money raised will go directly to Mass General.
The Wounded Warrior Project 0One of our newest staff members, Rico, has not only benefited greatly from the Wounded Warrior Project after suffering severe injury from an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan in 2013, he has donated his time and money to help other wounded veterans integrate into "life back home" through music therapy.
Raising Funds and Awareness for Juvenile Diabetes 0
Even though SparkleSister Laura Gonzalez does not have diabetes, it’s a cause near and dear to her heart, and one she’s been involved with her entire life. Now you have a chance to be able to support her Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraising goal AND win a SparkleSkirt!