Gracie Gives in 2008

1 – Gracie’s Gear is a proud apparel sponsor this year for the 3 Peaks in 3 Weeks: The 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Challenge is an annual all-female climbing event which aims to summit three of Africa’s highest peaks in three weeks, raising money and awareness for the three key issues currently facing Africa; environment, education and health. All 14 women will be fitted with gracie’s gear for their hiking journey!
http://www.3peaks3weeks.org/index.htm

2 – Gracie’s Gear and Strokes fore Hopes: Gracie is stil on a mission to help cancer foundations…she has teamed up with her family in Canada.
http://strokesforehopes.ca/

3 – Gracie’s Gear is teaming up with The Brad Kaminsky Foundation in hopes for more Brain Tumor Research. Gracie’s Gear will be available for sale at their first research race and 50% of the proceeds will go to their foundation.
http://www.tbkf.org/index01.htm

4 – Gracie’s Gear and Autism.  Gracie’s Gear teamed up ths yar with Togethe For Autism at an event in Toronto and donated 20% of sales to the foundation.
http://www.togetherforautism.ca/

Apex, NC, September, 2008 – gracie’s gear inc, the creator and producer of the revolutionary POWER POUCH™ sports bra, announced today its plan to extend its 2008 Gracie Gives community outreach program by donating 30% of proceeds from online sales of the black with pink tops to help generate awareness and raise funds for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.5 – Gracie’s Gear Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Revolutionary POWER POUCH sports bra company gracie’s gear inc.
Supports athletes through its community service program

Additionally, the company announced it is the apparel sponsor for two teams who are walking for a cure in 2008. The Safe at Second team from Valencia CA will be walking in San Francisco, CA and a team from Oxford NC will be walking in Charlotte NC at the Breast Cancer 3 Day, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

“A key component of community outreach efforts in 2008 is helping to raise funds in support of the many efforts to find a cure for breast cancer,” said Lauren Grace Updyke, founder and president of gracie’s gear, inc. “Breast cancer effects the lives of thousands of women of men, many whose lives have impacted me directly. Gracie’s Gear is proud to support the efforts of those who are making an impact on find a cure for this disease.”Giving back to the community through its Gracie Gives program is an integral part of the company’s core values. Through its “gracie gives” initiative, it supports programs and foundations that focus on improving health and enriching lives. The company does this through financial contributions, production donations and volunteer efforts. From sponsoring teams in local race events that raise money for charitable organizations to donating our time and products to homeless shelters for women, Gracie’s Gear Inc. makes giving back to the community a priority.

The POWER POUCH™ sports bra is designed to provide incredible comfort, convenience, breathability and support for women of all sizes. The zippered storage pocket located in the front of the sports bra conveniently and securely holds a variety of workout essentials and makes it easy to access needed items during a workout. In addition, its three-compartment construction and spandex/polyester wicking fabric blend ensures minimal movement of items stored in the POWER POUCH™.
The POWER POUCH™ is available in a variety of colors in two different styles: the long tank and the short top. The entire line of gracie’s gear fitness apparel is now available for purchase online at www.gracies-gear.com