Stitch Machine & Team Plus One
I've partnered up with Team Plus One to design these sharp athletic accessories based on their logo and message. I've been working on the designs for these products for quite awhile, and I'm so glad to finally share them in my shop. 50% of the proceeds go directly to cancer research and survivorship via Team Plus One's campaign for 24 Hours of Booty.
Team Plus One is a bike team in Charlotte, NC working to build a supportive community around all those affected by cancer. Besides biking together, the team's primary goal is raising money to donate directly to 24 Hours of Booty, a fundraising event and nonprofit in Charlotte, North Carolina for national and local cancer initiatives.
Plus One was born out of a conversation between Bryan Sheilds, a two time cancer survivor, and his wife Jen while they were biking in their first 24 Hours of Booty event as Bryan began the healing process. Recognizing that the physical toll cancer takes on the body is only part of the struggle, they started Plus One to focus on emotional healing.
Bryan reached out to me a few months ago to design some merchandise for Plus One to help with fundraising efforts for their team goal of donating $20,000 towards research.
We've put in a lot of work on this project, and in the process Bryan's story and his family's positive, proactive work for greater good have become very near and dear to my heart. (I met Bryan when he ordered several gifts online for the women in his family, and I only began to learn about his story and his fundraising efforts after getting to know him more through social media and then in person at an art event in Charlotte.) I'd really love for my customers to help out with this special cause if at all possible.
Know someone who needs a little extra encouragement? Or maybe someone who is working to overcome a tough goal? Or Both? Gift them a Plus One pin or hair accessory to keep the positive thoughts flowing, and 50% of your gift goes directly to benefit cancer initiatives. It's a win/win! Purchase within the next two weeks to benefit the 2010/2011 Campaign. Thank you so much!