Allstate Purple Purse

Allstate PURPLE-PURSE 2If you’ve been following the news or even ESPN, you have seen an increased discussion about domestic violence. With a recent number of high profile professional athletes being charged with domestic abuse, the issue has come to the front of many conversations. I was approached recently about sharing a post for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse. Below are some very alarming statistics, resources and a way that you can get involved. I’m honored to share this message for Allstate and hope that it can help anyone who might feel trapped in an abusive relationship.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is making easier – even fashionable – to talk about domestic violence and the financial abuse that traps women in abusive relationships. The program ignites fundraising for more than 140 national, state and local domestic violence organizations. Funds raised will support life-changing financial empowerment services to help domestic violence survivors build safer lives for themselves and their families. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse aims to break the cycle of violence in our nation – one family at a time. Continue reading

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day

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I often get emails requesting my support for a certain cause or if I will write a guest post for a particular topic. A few weeks ago I received one and, after reading the personal story, I simply could not say “no.” I don’t know this family personally, but I am honored that they considered this piece of real estate on the internet worthy enough to raise awareness about something that hit very close to home for them. After reading their story of diagnoses and miraculous survival, I too wanted to join them in raising awareness.  Continue reading

Free Family Turkey Trot II

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Oops we did it again!! Last Thanksgiving we had an idea and now it’s annual event. I started receiving emails for all of the local races so I thought I better start spreading the word that we will indeed host our second annual Free Family Turkey Trot this year. Despite the cold weather, last year was a success and great time for all. Here’s a quick look at some of the fun!

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We’ll finalize details in the coming weeks, but I wanted to get the word out as early as possible before you decide to make those payments to another race. We will also again accept canned food donations if you feel led. It’s not a requirement. For all of the latest details, keep an eye on our official facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/FreeFamilyTurkeyTrot

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