Who do I wear my Sketchers GOrun3's for? I wear them for those who weren't as lucky as I was. I personally feel compelled to raise awareness for breast cancer because in December of 2010, I found a lump in my breast. At the time, I was a healthy, active 25 year old and I had finished my first marathon that year. Finding that marble sized lump terrified me. Even though I knew it felt different than the grainy lumps they warn you about, I couldn't help but feel like my life was on hold. After numerous tests and visits to my physician and various specialists, and after being told it "probably" was just fibroadenoma, I insisted on finding out for sure and had a biopsy. Fortunately, it was just fibrous tissue. But that biopsy scar is still there, reminding me to continue to check my ta-tas just in case. I am extremely grateful and fortunate. But because I know not every woman was as fortunate as I was, I feel that it's very important to encourage women to do self-exams, and to raise awareness of breast cancer.
The Sketchers Women's GOrun3 running shoe is one of six breast cancer awareness products that donate a portion of their profit to the American Cancer Society. I love it when companies create cute products for the cause! The GOrun3 seeks to create a barefoot-like running experience combined with some cushioning. The soft soles do keep you feet safe from gravel or whatever else the road may throw at you and offer a fairly comfortable ride. (Note: these shoes have less support/pronation control than my current running shoe, the New Balance 870v3, and the structure of these GOrun3's is looser as well). I LOVE the white geometric cutouts over the pink material, under the grey mesh--talk about stylish!
Lastly, I want to mention that Sketchers has offered a small monetary compensation to bloggers participating in this campaign for every time that readers click through the links to the GOrun3 shoe. Rather than accepting this for myself, I will donate 100% of the funds that I personally receive through this campaign to fight breast cancer. You do NOT have to buy the shoe--if you just click on the link, I'll earn a little money, which I can then donate to the Kearney Center! Please click here and encourage your friends to visit my blog and click the links also. :)
What do you like most about the Sketchers GOrun3? Which Sketchers Awareness shoe are you most interested in trying?