Monday, June 22, 2009

An important announcement...


It is with utter excitement that I am able to share what new adventure Lillipops Designs is undergoing. In an effort to bring more awareness to Mitochondrial Disease, Jayme at Lillipops has created a line of shorts, capris, and pants that features "Mike the Mito Turtle".Not only is this such an incredible way to raise awareness about a disease that is relatively unknown to most, but it also benefits a cause that is equally near to my heart. A few months ago, a fellow mito mom started helping create a mascot for the mitochondrial clinic in Houston. All children who suffer with mito have to undergo routine labwork, invasive and painful tests, and regular doctors appointments. Having a little stuffed animal as a mascot will help add a positive touch to such a difficult journey for these little tykes. Mito Mike is this mascot...a stuffed turtle with the saying "slow and steady wins the race" that is the perfect motto for a disease that robs the body of energy.
For every pair of Mito Mike shorts or pants that are purchased through Lillipops Designs, $10 will be donated to the Mito Mike charity. I just get chillbumps when I think about all of this and tears come to my eyes. I can't stop smiling from ear to ear. And I simply can't thank Jayme at Lillipops enough to trying to help bring awareness to this disease that affects us personally. Thank you, Jayme. This means so much.
On a side note, there are many different patterns and colors of the pants, shorts and capris (even colors for girls), but the turtle applique will remain the same. And when your children are wearing these adorable outfits and someone talks about how cute they are, please remember to share with them that this is for a wonderful cause. The more others know about mitochondrial disease, the more funding will hopefully be put into trying to find treatments and possibly a cure for such a difficult and heartbreaking journey for so many. So please share...

4 comments:

mandie on June 23, 2009 at 7:42 AM said...

wow! that's so awesome! i called my son a turtle when he was a baby ans slow ans steady a lways wins the race is one of my favorite things to say.
i didn't know about the mito turtle!

Anonymous said...

This is so great! What a wonderful way to not only raise awareness but to raise money for this cause!

Sydney

shalonda on June 23, 2009 at 4:13 PM said...

so fabulous....and btw you ahev mastered the art of backlighting with this last trip to marco island, you are a rockstar A

Heidi on June 25, 2009 at 6:41 AM said...

What a great idea! love those shorts and as always your powerful photography! I can almost smell the sand and sea right now :) HUGS and more rest-Heidi and Jack.

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