Mark Your Calendar: Walk to Answer TTP Together on September 20, 2014


I am excited to share the official 2014 Walk to Answer TTP Together flyer with friends, family, and my readers to help promote participation in this very important fundraising event.  I lost my mother to the rare auto-immune blood disorder, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) last September (more on her story here), so this Walk is extremely close to my heart.

No matter where you live in the world, you can participate on Saturday, September 20, 2014, by registering to Walk in your community to help raise life-saving awareness and funds for TTP.  There will be a walk in honor of my mom in Columbia, South Carolina.  I will share more details in the upcoming weeks.

According to Answering TTP Foundation, “TTP is diagnosed at a rate of 3 to 4 in 1 million people per year.  Potentially fatal complications can result from internal blood clotting with damage to critical organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys.”  The answers to many questions on TTP are unknown.  This includes its cause, why it happens, what may trigger a relapse from remission, why some patients relapse and others don’t, what the long term prognosis is, how to ease treatment and how to cure TTP.  Answering TTP Foundation promotes research, provides support and furthers education initiatives that are designed to improve the prognosis for all TTP patients.

{Sponsored Post} New Arrivals: Christian Dior at Jill’s Consignment!

Christian Dior at Jill's ConsignmentI’m always excited to report new arrivals at Jill’s Consignment There are three beautiful Christian Dior bags that I am in love with!  The details are below.

  1. Christian Dior Black & Grey Charms Diorissimo Pochette - This cute little bag features silver-tone hardware, zip closure and black nylon lining with flat pocket.  Price: $150.00.
  2. Christian Dior Vintage Brown Logo Jacquard Chain Bag This brand new vintage Dior can be worn three ways: long strap pulled thru, short with strap doubled or tuck in the strap and carry as a clutch.  It features brown logo jacquard canvas with brown leather trim and interior; a shiny golden chain strap and CD clasp; and flap front with snap closure.  Price: $245.00
  3. Christian Dior Navy Monogram Boston ‘Day’ Bag – This bag is brand new, never carried.  It comes with a dust cover, padlock and key set. Purchased in 2004 at Saks.  Features include navy monogram canvas; smooth leather trim; rolled leather handles; golden hardware and zip closure; and nylon lining with zippered pocket and snapped pocket with two sections.  Price: $425.00

These Dior beauties at Jill’s Consignment won’t be available long!

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