You probably see a lot of friends and family during the holidays who you usually don’t see much of throughout the year. So, when you do see them, you want to look your best, right? Well, I just found out about a fun promo that Keep It Tight Fitness is doing to help us ladies get motivated before the holidays hit… and to help one lucky lady look fab for New Year’s with a $500 gift certificate to Soho Boutique. Oh, speaking of New Year’s, that just reminded me that my husband and I are taking a trip to the beach for NYE. Hmm… bikini… yeah, perfect timing for this promo! : )
Cincy Chic is working with Vitamin Water to host a fun event on Fountain Square tomorrow. It’ll be a “Fit + Fabulous” Happy Hour, featuring fun ways to get fit and new fitness fashions from Lululemon Athletica (which will open in Cincy soon!) Check out the flyer below for more info!
From what I understand, the treatments (and being out of work to recover) have taken a financial toll on Lauren. And money is the last thing this girl needs to worry about during her battle against cancer. Hope to see you there.
Our third annual Bras with Flair on the Square campaign took place last Wednesday and it was a huge success! We had so much fun and it was for a wonderful cause. It looks like Cincy Chic is going to be able to donate $1,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure this year from our event! Yay!
An absolute highlight of the event was being able to award a pamper package to a special breast cancer survivor. We haven’t done this in year’s past, but with the help of Locals on Living, an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network, we held an open nomination contest for breast cancer survivors to share their stories. The finalists were voted on by the public and Heather Ray, a 40-year-old Symmes Township resident, won a pamper package valued at $3,000 with donated products and services from Tuscany Spa.Salon, Lexus RiverCenter, La Silhouette Lingerie, Playhouse in the Park, Fusion Studio, Soho Boutique, Pure Romance and Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse.
After losing her leg to a rare cancer at the age of 13, Heather has battled three breast cancer recurrences. Just last week, she was given a bill of health! Heather has – as an individual – raised $32,000 for Race for the Cure this year, and hopes to get a prosthetic leg to compete in triathlons in the future.
Hearing her story – and all the other breast cancer survivor stories I learned about through the process of hosting Bras with Flair – I am truly inspired and humbled. Any problem, any worry, any obstacle I thought I had has been completely put into perspective. These survivors went toe to toe with a deadly disease and won, and battle every day to continue to win. All because they love life so much and they don’t want anything to take them away from the things they love doing and family they love being around.
Click here to learn more about Heather, and enjoy the video below for a sneak peak into the life of a woman who seems to have battled it all but still considers herself lucky.
Photos courtesy of The Cincinnati Enquirer (left photo photgrapher: Gary Landers; right photo photographer: Ernest Coleman)