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Supporting Breast Cancer and Why I Run

Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Skechers

I have always loved exercise. Even from a very young age I was active in sports and throughout high school I continued. To this day I try to work out daily and live a healthy lifestyle.

When I was given the opportunity to try out these amazing new Sketchers running shoes to add to my daily rotation of workout shoes as well as spread the word about their help to fight cancer I jumped at the chance!


My motivation for running/walking on a regular basis started with me really loving to be outside especially in the cooler months. It translated into how much it helps your body. Your brain, your heart, everything. Running is not only great for losing weight or staying physically fit it helps you mentally, emotionally every way possible. I love the message of the sketchers campaign to spread the word about breast cancer awareness. My dad is in remission from Lymphoma and while it is not the same thing I like to support all causes of cancer. I like for people to be aware that cancer is more common than ever before and we all need to take the proper precautions against it. As well as that we all need to support and try to help find a cure. You purchasing a pair of these Sketchers shoes is one way to help!

The shoes are not only comfortable, functional, and cute but they are great for exercise and just looking cute with workout clothes to run errands!

I am so beyond proud to be able to help with this campaign that is so near and dear to my heart!

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I really encourage you to find out more about my choice of shoes the Sketches GOwalk 2 Flash and also visit the sketchers site and consider purchasing a pair for the cause!

The Skechers Performance Division Awareness footwear line consists of the following shoes and features:

All items in the line feature a soft, heather grey and pale pink color way, as well as the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.

Skechers GOwalk 2 Flash – Awareness ($69)

Designed with innovative Skechers Performance Division technologies and materials, it’s built from top to bottom specifically for walking. Goga Mat Technology comfort insole. Breast Cancer Awareness edition.
• V-Stride technology features unique angled outsole that complements a natural walking gait and promotes fluid stride transitions

• Structured breathable mesh at front for cooling comfort

• Engineered Stability Mesh side panels provide lateral support
• Go sockless – Integrated OrthoLite® anti-microbial sockliner helps inhibit odor and prevent slippage
• Goga Mat Technology cushioned comfort insole
• Resalyte™ Midsole proprietary lightweight injection-molded compound with memory retention helps absorb impact
• Independent circular GOimpulse sensors offer flexibility and feedback for a more responsive walking experience
• A multi-directional traction motif helps enhance footing control

Skechers Performance Division proudly supports American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer with a special collection of products. Designed with our innovative performance materials and technologies, each shoe celebrates those who use sports and fitness to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Join us in the fight to end breast cancer.

Skechers Performance is joining American Cancer Society in the fight to end breast cancer because the Society is doing the most for people with breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow.

Skechers Performance Division’s support will help the American Cancer Society continue to invest in ground breaking research, provide comprehensive support to people diagnosed with breast cancer, and advocate for laws that ensure access for women who need it so more lives are saved.

In addition to the “Awareness” footwear and apparel line, Skechers Performance Division supporting American Cancer Society in several ways:

1. Skechers Performance Division is offering a donation to American Cancer Society, and all of the Skechers Performance Division Awareness apparel and footwear will feature the ACS logo and messaging.

2. Skechers is hosting the American Cancer Society San Francisco Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and will be donating a percentage of proceeds from the sales of Skechers shoes on-site that day.

3. Additionally, Skechers is launching a register round-up program in Skechers Retail stores in which customers can round up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar to benefit American Cancer Society for the entire month of October. If consumers donate $5 or more, they will also receive a 20% off discount for their next visit. This will offer anyone shopping for any item in a Skechers retailer store the opportunity to give back and support the cause.

4. Furthermore, Skechers Retail stores are offering a gift with purchase for customers who purchase a pair of limited-edition Awareness shoes. The gift with purchase will be either a breast canvas awareness canvas tote back or a pink water bottle.




Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Skechers

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  1. Linda Kay wrote:

    Love sketchers, so love these shoes as well.

    Published 10.13.14
  2. Those look great! And supporting a worthy cause. Win-win.

    Published 10.13.14
  3. I love this campaign and what Skechers is doing to support breast cancer awareness.

    Published 10.13.14
  4. AmyC wrote:

    Loving all the reviews. I received the GOrun 3 and can’t believe how lightweight they are!

    Published 10.15.14