Crystal's Charity Lacquers | Girly Bits

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Crystal's Charity Lacquers | Girly Bits

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crystals charity lacquers and girly bits the terry fox foundation


Hello polish addicts, welcome back! I'm excited to share 2 gorgeous polishes Girly Bits has created for Crystal's Charity Lacquers. Crystal herself will be running in the Terry Fox Run September 17th and will be raising money to donate to The Terry Fox Foundation. Please see end of post for more details!

Keep Calm, Terry On

Keep Calm, Terry On has a deep blue crelly base, stuffed with red and blue shimmers which gives it a bit of a royal purple lean. This one was inspired by the Terry Fox Foundation colours. My swatch shows this beauty in 2 coats and sealed with 1 coat of top coat.

crystals charity lacquers and girly bits the terry fox foundation

crystals charity lacquers and girly bits the terry fox foundation

crystals charity lacquers and girly bits the terry fox foundation

Fox Trot

Fox Trot is a lilac holo with pink to blue shimmer. My swatches show this beauty in 2 easy coats and sealed with 1 coat of top coat.

crystals charity lacquers and girly bits the terry fox foundation

crystals charity lacquers and girly bits the terry fox foundation

crystals charity lacquers and girly bits the terry fox foundation

These 2 polishes will retail for $16.50 each, and will be available for pre-order during September 1st at 12noon EDT until September 17th at 11:59pm, EDT at www.girlybitscosmetics.com. $2 from every polish sold, Girly Bits will donate directly to The Terry Fox Foundation!

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About Crystal's Charity Lacquer, Terry Fox and the Terry Fox Foundation:

This sale is being help in conjunction with Crystal's Charity Lacquers annual participation in the Terry Fox Run. Terry Fox is Canadian icon. He was diagnosed at just 18 years old with bone caners (osteogenesic sarcoma) and in 1977, he was forced to have his right leg amputated 6 inches above the knee. While in hospital, he was very overcome by the suffering of the other cancer patients, many of them young children, and he decided he wanted to do something to raise awareness and raise money for cancer research. He decided to do this by setting a goal of running across Canada. It is important to remember that this was before the internet and social media, and also before cancer was as common (or at least commonly talked about) as it is now. Terry Fox called his journey the Marathon of Hope. He began his run in St.John's, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 to little fanfare or attention. Although it was hard to get attention to begin with (again, this was long before the internet!), enthusiasm started to grow and the money he collected along his route grew as well. He ran about 42 Kilometres (26 miles) a day! Sadly, on September 1st, 143 days and 5373 kilometres (3339 miles) into his journey, he was forced to stop running just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because the cancer had spread to his lungs.Terry Fox passed away on June 28th, 1981 at the age of 22.

 Although Terry lost his battle to cancer, his legacy was just the beginning. The terry Fox Foundation was created in his name to continue his desire to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Over $650 million dollars has been raised to date through Terry Fox Runs worldwide. The Terry Fox Foundation is a fiscally responsible charity and it has no corporate sponsorship. The Foundation supports promising research in any field of cancer research. It is not tired to any one type of cancer. 

The Terry Fox Foundation is a cause that is close to Crystal's heart for a number of reasons. She is a cancer survivor and is a proud member of Terry's Team. Terry's Team is composed of cancer survivor's, who run in the Terry Fox Run to give hope to others battling cancer and to show the world that cancer research is working. Survival rates are going up, but we still have a lot of work to do. The Terry Fox Run is a very emotional run of Crystal. Every year she is choking back teats. Sometimes not so successfully. This year will be especially emotional as two people that she loves very much have been given a terminal diagnosis.

Terry Fox was 1 man who strived to make a difference in the world. Crystal also believes whole heartily that we can make a difference. Many small acts bond together to be a giant, world changing event.

More information on The Terry Fox Foundation can be found at: www.terryfox.org

To make a donation to Crystal's fundraising page visit http://www.terryfox.ca/CrystalWeber


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