Our very own senior development manager for Distinguished Events, Lainie Jones, was invited to write a guest blog for the Alex and Ani website. In an essay titled "The Strength to Survive: A Story of Fortitude," Lainie shares her story of survivorship and discusses her work with the American Cancer Society.
Lainie, who works in the Northeast Region, writes: "I've had five primary cancers. I recently finished chemotherapy for the fourth time and I've lost my hair three times."
Her motto is: Celebrate today. "Every day is a gift, and I celebrate from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. I won't let cancer define who I am. Instead, it empowers me."
The American Cancer Society has been partnering with Alex and Ani through their Charity By Design collection since 2012. The company has generated more than $1 million in donations for our mission. Currently, Alex and Ani is donating 20 percent of the purchase of its $32 Celebrate Today Charm Bangle to the Society.
On average, the Alex and Ani website receives 200,000 visitors per month.