Talking Fashion with the Ladies of the Vince Lombardi Foundation

July 2nd, 2018

Charity has always been a cornerstone of my life.

Growing up with a life-threatening heart condition, I was thankful for every penny raised to fund research that eventually led to a real, effective treatment for my disease. That generosity has never been forgotten. And after all, if you can’t give back, what’s the use of having anything at all?

That’s why each year I work with a variety on non-profit organizations to help plan and organize fashion events. From the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Milwaukee Art Museum, The Beat Goes on Foundation and Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin to The Healing Center at Aurora Healthcare, Sojourner Family Peace Center and many more, I have had the absolute pleasure and gift to work with so many amazing non-profits over the years. It makes my heart happy (in many ways).

Last week, I was introduced to another non-profit that’s making a major difference for those fighting cancer. Lead stylist at Brookfield’s Twigs boutique, Camille Morris, invited me to meet Julia Haas, wife of Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation president Ben Haas, and Katie Tendick, wife of Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation Board of Directors Trace Tendick. Camille’s husband, Brent, is a former president of the foundation and a current board member. Needless to say, these ladies know what it means to give back.

I was so thankful for the chance to talk fashion, life and giving with such beautiful and compassionate souls. In case you are unfamiliar, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation is dedicated to winning the battle against cancer by funding advancements in cancer research and compassionate care. Through the years, the foundation has raised more than $20 million to help fight cancer.

Looking for a way to give back yourself? The foundation is hosting a unique event at Twigs on Thursday, July 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., where guests will receive 10 percent off their purchase and Twigs will donate 10 percent of the event proceeds to the VLCF.  An hourly gift card drawing and an Italian wine theme round out this fun shopping event.

Or, if the great outdoors is more your speed, the following evening (Friday, July 13) the foundation will be hosting a 5K/3K twilight run/walk at the Waukesha County Airport. The family-friendly event will include planes, live music, entertainment and access to the airport like never before. Both the 3K walk and 5K run will begin at 7:30 p.m. and conclude with awards and fireworks. Find out how you can participate here.

A big thanks to Camille for creating this wonderful opportunity for synergy and education, and Julia and Katie for introducing me to this important cause. Learn more at

PS: Love these looks as much as I do? They are all available at Twigs, Brookfield and Madison. I am LIVING for my black dress, and have styled in about a trillion ways since it found a home in my closet. Why not check out this fab local boutique for your next fav look? xo

photography by Parker Davis

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Twigs. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. Giving is giving, peeps!


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