October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am pleased to partner with Thorlos in their efforts to raise awareness and donations for breast cancer research and education this fall. Both Thorlos and breast cancer have played an important role in shaping my life personally during the past 30 plus years.
My breast cancer diagnosis five years ago gave me an entirely new perspective on life. Sure, I was accustomed to facing formidable opponents across the nets such as Chris Evert or the Williams sisters; however, little did I know at the time that my life’s most challenging opponent would be off the courts…cancer. The day I was told I had breast cancer I considered to be my personal “9/11”. Not only did I feel like I just had the wind knocked out of me, I felt helpless and was genuinely scared. Exercising regularly and eating healthy were part of my daily regimen, why did I get cancer? Luckily, my cancer was detected early such that the treatment prescribed was successful and I remain in remission today.
My first experience with Thorlos was also not planned. I was living in Texas in the 1980s and forgot to pack my socks for a tennis match. I rushed to a nearby sporting goods store and the sales associate recommended that I try Thorlos, a new activity specific brand of performance tennis socks. Needless to say, I bought a pair, and my experience wearing them was such that I have not worn another brand since. Thorlos owner Jim Throneburg’s passion for innovation and foot health are still the benchmark for performance tennis socks whether you’re an amateur or a professional player.
Two separate, unexpected events in my life have brought me consciously to where I am today. Consumer donations and Thorlos support for breast cancer charities.Thorlos has raised over $534,442 thus far in donations and support for breast cancer charities. Below are the following worthy organizations:
- American Cancer Society
- CR Wood Cancer Center
- It’s a Journey
- Joy To Life
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- National Breast Cancer Coalition
However, more needs to be done, so this year the number of participating styles will increase from three to six (including new cleated product). https://www.thorlo.com/cause/2015-buy-pink.
Again, please join me in supporting the health of your feet through Thorlos and support their efforts in rallying against breast cancer.
For more information on Thorlos and how you can experience better feeling feet, visit www.thorlo.com