Golftini Joins the Giving Economy! Supporting a Cause with Every Purchase!
Posted on November 26 2019
You shop. We give. Golftini is committed to helping women around the world fight their battles against Breast Cancer…
Your purchase has the power to make a positive impact! The causes that matter to you, matter to us. This is why we are donating 1% of your orders to the cause of your choice at no extra cost to you! Here's how:
Behind OUR Mission
When someone supports a cause passionately, you always wonder why. How were they affected? Did they have the disease? Did they lose someone? We wanted to answer these questions and share why our founder, Susan, supports the cause.
A note from Golftini Designer & Founder, Susan Hess:
“I am not a survivor of Breast Cancer but I am a survivor. I lost my mom to Breast Cancer when I was 14 years old. Back then there were no therapy groups to attend; no walks to walk in; and no rallying of support like we see today. It was scary. My brother, sister, and I had to find our own way. We all took different paths to deal with the loss.
My path to dealing with my mom’s death was delayed until I was the age she was diagnosed. At age 35, I started walking in the Avon Breast Cancer walks. Every dollar I raised, every step I took, and everyone that I met along the way was part of my healing process, a way to grieve, and a way to give back. I walked in the next four Breast Cancer walks. I started in NYC, and then went to Chicago, Boston and back to NYC. I raised tons of money and met amazing women, all of whom had their own stories. I finally realized…I wasn’t alone.
This feeling of community empowered me to tell my story more often and to encourage women to get screened. I truly believe that every tragedy and every blessing in your life makes you who you are at this very moment. At this moment, I wouldn’t change a thing.
My mother died at the same age that I started my company. I always wonder… what would she have done if she had lived ten more years? What could she have done? She was a talented, smart, dynamic woman that touched my heart forever. I think she would be proud of me. That gives me the strength to keep going when things get really hard.
So, if I have anyone’s attention while I’m up on my soapbox, this is what I would say:
BE DIFFERENT. Don’t just write a check to someone who is raising awareness. Instead, look them right in the eye and say THANK YOU!
Do self-exams and get a mammogram yearly.
Thank a survivor for fighting the fight. Everyone who beats it…we are one step closer to finding a cure.
Be Grateful each day.
Live your life as if there is no tomorrow! (Within reason, of course)
Live, Laugh, Love…Be the best you!”
- Susan Hess