October 2014

Group-2

Our first community event!

Planning, asking for money, and uniting for a good cause.

Being able to help people and bringing smiles to faces are the main reasons why we love what we do at the nail salon. In addition to providing such pleasant experiences through our work, participating in community events and being part of a good cause is something we are extremely grateful for. Involvement in the community, getting to know those who live within the community, and helping one another are really the things that fuel us.

When we began putting a team together for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at the Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, just like most, we thought, “who will actually join us?”, “will this be well-received”, “will our team members think we’re lame?”, and “would people really want to be hounded for donation money?” Yes, we have to admit, we were a little shy about putting a team together for this event at first. After all, it was the first community event for the Pure Natural Nail Lounge team. We’ve all been involved with other community events and fundraisers but this was our first one with the new company.

We found that the best way to get involved was to just do it! We created a team and started sending emails to everyone we knew for donations and joining the team. Our team was very well received and we had such great support from friends, family, and colleagues. On that Saturday, October 18th, a dozen of us walked 3 miles around the Vinoy Park to raise awareness on breast cancer, supporting those battling the disease and reminding others to get regular check-ups to ensure the best chance of cure. With one of the Pure Natural Nail Lounge owners previously working with cancer patients and many of us who have been affected by this disease in some way, this was near and dear to our hearts.

Making Strides was such great fun. Our team raised nearly one thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society and over two hundred thousand as a conglomerate. Our supporters were more than happy to walk with us or donate money towards the cause. Everyone on our team felt so blessed to be able to give back. In fact, we inspired others to join upcoming local walks for a cause and this will be something we will do on an annual basis and throughout the year. Words cannot describe the warmth that filled our hearts that day. We look forward to continuing to work in the community and finding ways to give back.

Without our community, we are nothing.

-Pure Natural Nail Lounge