Where has the month gone? It was just August and suddenly September is half over! Today I have a fairly busy day planned, my son is marching with his school band for a festival, so we’ll be getting ready for that here shortly. First though, I wanted to share another round of Crystal’s Charity Polish, and these shades are only available until tomorrow (short notice, I know, I’m sorry – but if you are in the Crystal’s Charity Lacquers then you knew about these before my post!) so here are Girly Bits Fox Trot & Keep Calm, Terry On!
Crystal’s Charity Lacquers has been involved in charity runs for a number of years. She started Crystal’s Charity Lacquers about 2 years ago after contacting a handful of brands with the idea of creating custom or one of a kind polishes that would be given away to people who supported her fundraising through donations. She was overwhelmed by the brand support and on June 5th, she launched the group, Crystal’s Charity Lacquers, to the public. The first two events were fundraising giveaways benefiting the SPCA and The Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research. The success of those giveaways was beyond anything Crystal’s Charity Lacquers had hoped or dreamed and it brought her to tears of gratitude more than once. After the giveaways wrapped, she wanted to keep momentum in the group going until the next giveaway and launched the monthly sales, each benefiting a different charity.
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. As with all charity polishes I receive, I will be making a donation to the Terry Fox Foundation as well since I received these polishes for review.
Let’s take a look at each polish, and all purchasing info will be at the bottom of the post
Fox Trot is a medium lilac linear holographic with pink to blue shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Keep Calm, Terry On
Keep Calm, Terry On is a midnight blue crelly base packed with red and blue shimmers. I used 2 easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Girly Bits Fox Trot & Keep Calm, Terry On
This duo is available now on the Girly Bits shop. Both shades are beautifully done and created for a wonderful cause. $2.00 from each polish sold will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research.
Price: $16.50 Each ($2.00 from each polish will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research )
Available through September 17th, 2017
Where To Buy: Girly Bits Shop
More About 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
This duo is made specifically for this charity sale, so once it’s over, they will no longer be available. Again, please check out Crystal’s Charity Lacquers for more information as well as future charity events you can take part in!