All proceeds from
SW Celebrating You: Total Body Health and Beauty
will be donated to Austin’s Foundation and Bright Pink.
Austin’s Foundation is a non-profit organization developed by a Lake Zurich family to raise awareness and funds for child abuse. At just 4 months old, their grandson, Austin, became a victim of shaken baby syndrome because their son, Austin’s father, was unable to handle the child’s crying. Austin is now three years old and can’t sit or walk, is fed through a g-tube, is blind and has seizures. Donations to Austin’s Foundation go to child abuse victims and their families to help care for these children. Regular contributions are also made to Marklund Children’s home for children with disabilities in Bloomingdale and the Midwest Counsel for Children with Disabilities Horse Therapy Program in Crystal Lake.
Bright Pink is a non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Bright Pink Founder Lindsay Avner, 29, grew up watching her mother fight both diseases and lost her grandmother and great grandmother to breast cancer before she was born. In June 2005, Lindsay tested positive for a mutation on the BRCA1 gene, indicating she had a lifetime risk of up to 87 percent of developing breast cancer and 54 percent of developing ovarian cancer. Vowing not to let the disease strike her, she opted to have a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. At the time, she was the youngest patient nationally to opt for the procedure. During her experience, she realized the lack of resources for women in her specific situation, so she started Bright Pink.