Category Archives: Charity

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Beyond

CaptureAs Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we urge everyone to remember that this battle started in ancient times and STILL continues to rage on today. The disease has been mentioned in almost every part of recorded human history and we are still without a cure. Remember to always be mindful and understanding of those affected, while providing the necessary support for those in need.

Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time to increase awareness, raise funds and remind everyone about early detection. This month was founded in 1985 as a way to endorse mammograms as one of the best defenses against the disease. The pink ribbon didn’t become the universal symbol until 1991, when the Susan G. Komen Foundation passed out the ribbons at the New York City race for breast cancer survivors. Today the pink ribbon and month of October are heavily tied into Breast Cancer Awareness.

As mentioned before, this disease is not something specifically important just in the month of October. It should hold heavy importance and significance 12 months out of every year. There are many sites dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. To learn more about the disease, see what you can do or simply donate, please visit any of the following:

https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/
https://ww5.komen.org/
https://www.cancer.org/

We stand behind all those affected. #BreastCancerAwareness

GOgroove by Accessory Power Proudly Supports ‘Operation Gratitude’

OpGrat_DRK_BLUE.logoOperation Gratitude is a nonprofit organization that “seeks to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military.” The organization meets these goals by sending care packages stuffed with food, entertainment and personal letters. Each package costs only $15 to put together and since its start in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped over one million of these care packages.

One of the Operation Gratitude campaigns that caught our eye was that of Tom Connolly, and his plans to walk across the United States to raise money and awareness. Tom set out on his journey on April 25th, with the goal of raising $30,000 for the organization. After speaking with Tom we decided to get involved. We not only donated some apparel but also a portable solar panel charger, a USB battery power bank and a pair of our Lifetime Warranty indestructible GOgroove RNF headphones. In addition, we are also donating 0.25 cents per mile that Tom walks. We are doing everything we can to help Tom reach his goal of $30,000 and raise awareness for this amazing organization. If you would like to learn more about his journey or donate to his cause please visit: https://giving.operationgratitude.com/events/tom-connolly-walk-across-america/e47358