HallieStrong's First Event!
Most of you have seen by now, but in cause you haven’t, we are hosting our first ever HallieStrong event on August 22nd! I’m admittedly pinching myself a bit as we’ve been dreaming of events since the day the idea for HallieStrong was born. The way this first event has unfolded, especially in who we’ve teamed up with for it, I have to say that it’s a heck of a start for us.
This event will feature a GlassyBaby pop up shop with $3 of every sale going directly to our Foundation. Glassybaby is a company incredibly near and dear to our hearts because it was also founded by a cancer survivor but more so because of how we were introduced to glassybaby. Glassybaby handmakes these beautiful candles, each named for something & comes with a story. Shortly after the day that we lost Hallie, our great friends (and now Team Hallie member) Noelle & David sent us the Angel candle and today it still sits nexts to Hallie’s handprints and footprints. Our collection has since grown to include the votives like Hope and Sweet Pea, the one Kevin got for me this past Mother’s Day, as Hallie will forever be our sweet pea. We’ve since started a tradition with our friends of picking out and sending each other a glassybaby each Christmas and instead of flowers for life’s milestones, happy or sad, we will only send glassybaby now purely because of their lasting, meaningful impact. As I write this, I’m looking at my mantle and all the different ones we have, my current favorite of course being Brother, our newest addition for our newest addition, sent from our besties. We are just so excited to connect our HallieStrong world with Glassybaby at this event, for the beauty of their story and because our mission of spreading hope so closely aligns.
And if that’s not enough, what makes the night even more meaningful for us is where we’re having it - Skeleton Key Brewery. This brewery is near and dear to our hearts! We stumbled upon it randomly initially and it has since grown into a true source of community for us. Some of our most treasured friendships have come from people we’ve met there! Not to mention their brews are delicious (just ask Kevin, the king of “one more” there!). Owned by a brother/sister, hubby/wife team, their story and the business they’ve built is awesome. What we love most about Paul, Emily & John, other than their ability to brew great beer & create an incredible atmosphere (and to throw a party like no other!) is their love for their customers and their willingness to help & give back to those in the community. You should also read the story of their incubator program where they help others brew beer & start breweries of their own. They are truly incredible people and we are so grateful that they’ve opened their doors for us to host this event.
Come join us on the 22nd at 6:30! Grab a beer, take your time in reading the meaning of each candle & walk away with a memory you’ll have forever! Guess it’s never to early to remind you that this could mark the start of your Christmas shopping, for a great cause! 😉 Full details of the event can be found here on Glassybaby’s event page. See you there!