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I have been mentally writing this blog post for awhile, waiting for a few minutes for life to slow down so I could sit down and type out my thoughts. At first my thoughts were focused on all of the ways that Oofos helps tired, sore and stressed muscles feel recharged and recovered. They use OOfoam™ technology and they absorb 37% more impact than traditional foam footwear materials for the perfect blend of cushion and stability. (Per Oofos website Check it out!)
But over the last few weeks I have learned so much more about this company and how personal the Project Pink cause is for Oofos. In October of 2014, brand leader and marketing director, Duncan, was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She began treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Oofos has made a commitment to donate 3% of every purchase made at Oofos.com to the Dana-Farber Cancer institute where Duncan received her treatment. That is 3% of EVERY SINGLE PURCHASE made at Oofos.com – YEAR ROUND!! I can only imagine the impact that this commitment is making for the patients receiving treatment and for the research into medical breakthroughs that can help patients just like Duncan.
I think we all know people who have been affected by breast cancer. I have friends and family who have fought hard after hearing those words confirming a scary diagnosis that brings questions and fear. We all wish there was something more we could do to support the women and men who are literally fighting for their lives. This incredible commitment from Oofos and that 3% of every purchase that they are donating to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is their way of doing more for these patients.
I am now the owner of two very comfortable pairs of Oofos! They are my go to pair of shoes after every run. My husband, who spectates most of my runs with the kiddos, will secretly put a pair of my Oofos in his backpack and produce them like a magician when its time to make that walk from the finish line back to the car. He understands why I love these sandals so much, probably because he also has a pair of Oofos and knows first hand how comfortable they are. I am now looking at adding a pair of closed toe Oofos shoes to my collection that I can wear to work with my scrubs! Knowing that my next Oofos purchase will support their commitment to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, means that not only will my legs and feet feel good, but my heart will as well!!!
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