Our 8am segment saw the return of Jessica Rivelli to #WorkingWomenWednesay with a recap of the Working Women State Conference which saw around 300 in attendance and also gave 3 professionals seed money for their companies. One of which was featured on the program in the second half of the show. Our next guests were Cindi Crisci and Jennifer Howe with the American Cancer Society to discuss the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness walks as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk began in 1993 and has become the largest and most powerful network of breast cancer events in the nation. In its first year, the program rallied 5,000 walkers in two cities to raise $660,000. To date, Making Strides events have raised $594 million for breast cancer programs. In 2015 alone, more than one million walkers across the country raised more than $60 million to help us save more lives from breast cancer. There are nearly 300 Making Strides events in the U.S. This year, the majority of the Making Strides walks will occur in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These events help the American Cancer Society invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research, help women diagnosed with breast cancer, and ensure access to screenings and treatment for women who need them. Walks are scheduled for October 15th at Vinoy Park in Pinellas County at 9am and on October 22nd at the Amalie Arena in Hillsborough at 9am and The Shops at Wiregrass in Pasco at 8:30am on October 22nd. Register and learn more via the links provided and more on the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org!
In our closing segment, we welcomed one of the recipients of the seed money at the Working Women Conference, Sarina Correa. She is the Founder of Pixie Dust Paint Company, an all-natural and eco-friendly paint additive and wax that creates amazing finishes and gives life to old furniture and fixtures. Sarina loves inspiring people to “Restore, Reuse, & Recycle” their home furnishings instead of tossing them to the curb. Pixie Dust is manufactured in Ruskin, Florida and distributed to shops all over the US. Sarina has had a passion for painting and restoring furniture for over 30 years and loves having a creative outlet outside of her personal finance career. She was inspired by painting at a young age and shares the story of how her father, a woodworker, did not like her painting wood products, saying that wood needed a natural look. Painting was her passion though and she developed that into a product line with Pixie Dust. The finish after application gives the product a rustic, aged look that is unique and attractive. Since 2014, she alongside her mother, have continued to grow the business and now have a production facility in Ruskin and are found in several boutique storefronts. The product is usable on wood, metal, and cabinetry work too. She hopes to get the product in front of a major paint distributor in the future too. Check out their product line and some images of painted products at www.pixiedustpaintcompany.com!
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