LaunchHER says :: As women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, October holds a special place in our hearts. The chance to run in a local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K, a month to personal commit to raising breast cancer awareness, and now, through LaunchHER – the chance to feature a company who has committed to donating its proceeds of a product line to breast cancer awareness. We encourage you to check out MamaPear Designs, especially the “LaunchHER” section of their website – all of the proceeds from these products in October will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness!
And ladies… um… self breast exams?? Are you doing them?
In HER words ::
I am a mother of two boys, both breastfed, one of whom is currently breastfeeding. My journey through motherhood thus far has created a passion for breastfeeding. In my personal experience I have found such joy, the I strive to help other moms-to-be realize the possibilities in the beautiful relationship that awaits them should they choose to nurse their babies.
The idea for MamaPear Designs was born when it became evident that there is a need for greater social awareness about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding needs to be encouraged and promoted by health professionals and mamas alike. In addition to promoting breastfeeding through my t-shirts, I hope to be better able to help breastfeeding mothers once I finish my current training as a Certified Lactation Education Counselor this winter.
My children are my inspiration. I never imagined that I would have my own business, and be designing t-shirts to promote breastfeeding awareness. I love being a stay-at-home mom, and my new business allows me to pursue my passion, all while helping other moms. It feels great to be plugged into my passion, and my work never feels like work! Best of all, because I am still breastfeeding my youngest son, I have the opportunity to conduct “field research” on a daily basis!
My original designs were t-shirts for moms, but it did not take long before ideas for baby/toddler shirts came to me as well. I even have a special shirt for dads who support breastfeeding moms! This October, to support Breast Cancer Awareness, I will be donating all of the profits from the sale of the special shirts I designed to help people become aware of the fact that breastfeeding reduces a mother’s risk of developing breast cancer.
My hope is that when you wear one of my designs, you will raise an eyebrow, provoke a thought, incite a question, and create awareness for a cause that needs women like you to help promote it. Join me as a proud Lactivist and let’s change the world… one pair at a time!
Be sure to follow Lara and MamaPear on Twitter and Facebook! And for your shopping pleasure, check out MamaPear Designs! (Remember – all profits from the products in the LaunchHER section, during October, will be donated to breast cancer awareness!