Monthly Archives: September 2012

Gifts that help and make a difference, part 1

Do you have fitness fanatics in your family? Or maybe someone you care about is just starting the battle of the bulge and he/she is considering running as a smart way to start. Well, both types of runner will appreciate these convenient belts made by iFitness, Inc. This company’s mission has been to create the most comfortable and high performance running accessories. Legendary marathon runner and Olympian Jeff Galloway says “iFitness running belts are the absolute best in the market.” Made with water-resistant neoprene material, these belts make it easy for runners to carry their phone, keys, etc. without bouncing or chafing. iFitness products (and not just the belts!) have become a fan favorite of athletes and non-athletes alike. Feel like wearing one to the mall? Go right ahead! Also available: Add-ons for customization, gift certificates too.

Just some examples (Be sure to take a look at iFitness’s Special Edition items too)

iFitness, Inc. has renewed its vow to help defeat breast cancer, and I’m delighted to report that iFitness belts are once again the Official Running Belt of  “26.2 with Donna”, The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer. iFitness CEO Shify Pomerantz said “We are delighted to renew our commitment to 26.2 with Donna for the third straight year.” In keeping with the cause, iFitness has created three Special Edition 26.2 with Donna running belts (click on the special pink iFitness belt image to be taken to the iFitness site). So show your support and run breast cancer out of town!


Gifts that help and make a difference, part 2

Take a look at this gorgeous red-hued bracelet. You’ll never guess it was made all the way in Uganda. The simple message in metal reminds everyone who sees it to always have hope in our many wars against disease. All the way from Uganda, they can surely start a conversation with their exotic beauty. The below is just one example of numerous items to choose from. If you’re wondering how these pieces arrive here over thousands of miles, please read on.

Substance and style! ~ For the full story on how these jewelry pieces are created, read below

Project Have Hope, a 501(c) 3 non-profit based in Massachusetts, sells recycled paper bead jewelry made by the women of the Acholi Quarter in Uganda. The proceeds from each piece go directly to the community of artisans who make it. This organization has been working with women in Uganda to help them create an independent, sustainable future for nearly seven years! One dollar from each Hope Cures bracelet purchased is donated to the Ugandan Child Cancer Foundation to support young patients at the Uganda Cancer Institute.

Awareness months to keep in mind are:

September: Ovarian Cancer Awareness
October: Breast Cancer Awareness
November: Lung and Prostate Cancer
December 1st: World AIDS Day
January: Cervical Cancer
February: National Cancer Prevention Month
March: Colon and Kidney Cancer
May: Melanoma

Why not get an extra one as a gift for yourself too?

Melt in your mouth nutritional supplements by Nature Made

Nature Made has taken the time to listen to what many of today’s consumers want in convenient & healthful supplements. The company recently introduced a few new different vitamin options consumers will appreciate. Among the new introductions are:
~ adult gummy vitamins
~ dissolvable vitamins that melt in your mouth and
~ easier-to-swallow (smaller sized) versions of popular supplements. For the latter, the product package is printed with the pill’s actual size on the outside box — a foolproof solution to knowing the real size before you buy. Look for retail availability of these new supplements in October, but be sure to visit the website in the meantime. Special thanks to Bryan, Tina, and all the speakers, and the entire collaborative effort who put together Wednesday’s presentation.

C22M headphones by Coloud and other music gifts available at Target


These C22M headphones by Coloud feature Swedish design, total envelopment of the ears, thundering bass, and lots of colors to choose. Priced under $26. Look for these next time you’re at Also available: “in-ear” listening gear, a.k.a. earbuds.

PS 210 BTNC audio earbuds by Phiaton® ~ Perfect stocking stuffer

Get up to 95% noise reduction and EverPlay-X technology built into these earbuds. They’re Bluetooth 3.0 capable and make a great stocking stuffer for the music lovers in your family. The PS 210 BTNC is a noise cancelling solution and allows you to listen to great sound quality on almost every music device even without batteries or Bluetooth connectivity!

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