Breast Cancer Month at Skechers

I’m sure most of you know that October is National Breast Cancer awareness month. Pink, pink, pink everywhere. Some of us though, deal with this devastating disease every single day. Some are actively fighting their battle with cancer, some are survivors, and some of us are the mammographers that do your mammograms every year.
I have been involved with mammography since 1989. My career as a radiologic technologist has been extremely rewarding in many ways. I have made many dear friends through the years, and have celebrated with those that have conquered the disease and mourned the passing of those less fortunate. I could go on and on about this, but that’s not why I am here!
As a runner, I know how important it is to have time to rest between workouts and races. Since I have been working with Skechers, I have been blessed to have the perfect running and racing shoes. They feel great, they fit great, and the LOOK great too!  I have to say though, working at the hospital has taken it’s toll on my legs through the years. Fortunately I have found the most amazing company, that has the most amazing shoes for walking and relaxing!
Let me introduce you to the
GOwalk 2
by Skechers

 

Now these shoes aren’t the every day walking shoe. The soles are amazingly light, and they do not slip. I wear mine year round in Maine and have no issues in them. Barefoot is fantastic in the GO Walk lineup. No socks needed!!  I will include the specs below, but I can’t say enough about how comfortable these shoes are. I wear them to work almost every day. I have a grey slip on pair, and a black slip on pair. Because I also do IT work, I have to have something comfortable but yet somewhat business casual looking also. The first time I put my Go Walk 2’s they felt like slippers and I didn’t want to take them off. I have never in my life had shoes as comfortable as the GW2’s!!
One thing that really touched me, was that they are donating funds to the American Cancer Society. All cancer patients can benefit from the research that is being done every day. I just ordered my pair!
 
For those of you that like to read the Tech-Specs….  

Women’s Skechers GOwalk 2 Flash – Awareness Walking Shoes

Now there’s a better footwear choice for walking with the Skechers GOwalk 2 Flash – Awareness. Designed with innovative Skechers Performance technologies and materials specifically for walking. Breast Cancer Awareness edition. Skechers Performance proudly supports the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer.

Details:

  • 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 proudly supports the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer
  • This special collection celebrates those who use sports and fitness to lead an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Join us in the fight to end breast cancer

Construction:

  • Breast Cancer Awareness special edition
  • Heathered soft fabric side panels
  • Pink ribbon accent on heel panel
  • Athletic styled lightweight synthetic and mesh upper
  • Stitching and overlay detail
  • Lace up design with bold athletic logo trim
  • Soft smooth fabric lining for easy barefoot wear
  • Weight: Radically lightweight 6 oz. per
Skechers has given me a pair of the Breast Cancer Awareness Go Walk 2’s to share with one my of readers! All I ask you to do is to answer the following question. Please be honest and share your thoughts and feelings.
I will pick a winner in one week, on Friday evening the 24th. 
 

The question:

If you were told that you had the power to cure cancer, tell me what your plan would be, 
and how you would carry out your plan.
( NOTE: If you sign in anonymously, please leave your email address
so I can contact you, should you win!)
AND THE WINNER IS: 
I received some email submissions also. I did the drawing the old fashioned way by putting the names in a hat, and  lv2fly3@gmail.com  is the winner!  lv2fly3, please email me! 
 
Thank to all who submitted! 
This article was originally posted by Louise Cunningham on Runnersramblings.com.


6 responses to “Breast Cancer Month at Skechers”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would try to find the sickest patients and give them the cure first then i would go to the youngest and work my way from there.
    lv2fly3@gmail.com

  2. Dr. Moss says:

    I work on developing that power every day. No magic cures for every cancer yet, but I love being involved on the ground floor of the clinical trials that lead to treatments that extend life. Maybe some day I’ll work on a trial that will produce a real cure….one never knows!

  3. Anonymous says:

    If I could cure cancer I would immediately start curing people, why wait another minute! It’s more than saving lives it’s saving moms and dad’s, grandparents, sons and daughters, children who are our future generation! We wouldn’t just be curing cancer we would be curing families, saving them from the struggle and sometimes the loss of a loved one, we could end the pain!
    I would first take all medical personal and train them because once there’s a cure it could cause mass chaos.
    Then I would have people with cancers doctors submit their charts and a team would put them in order of emergency cases, the ones who don’t have long to the people who do have time.
    Then I would hit the ground running curing patients as fast and efficiently as possible!
    email:ericamarie5.15.13@gmail.com

  4. Amy says:

    I lost my grandmother to cancer 9 years and 2 days ago. If I had the power, I would make it available to everyone, like Carrie said.

  5. Carrie says:

    What a great thing Skechers is doing for Breast Cancer Awareness. If I had the power to cure cancer, I would want to make sure that it would be available and affordable to all that needed it regardless of income or insurance. It is a horrible disease that is so widespread and needs to be eradicated.

  6. I don’t think I have a plan other then to start with curing the kids cancers first. The shoes look comfy!