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Spent a good part of the day on Saturday trekking around the foothills of the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains and up, up, up to the Whitney Portal (elevation 8374ft). Stunningly beautiful with the peaceful sound of snow melt rushing over the rocks and boulders in the Lone Pine Creek. 12 miles into my #wildwildwestultra it was the perfect place to have my #secondbreakfast and bust out my #gofood fueling choice @sasquatchfuel. Replenished and re-energized I had the best time running down the mountain singing cheesy songs, feeling strong and focused on accomplishing my goal of completing my race distance of 50 miles. I was still feeling great around mile 20 and so grateful for my ice filled @polarhugusa wrapped around my neck. The trail at this point was a fully exposed sandy road that wrapped around the boulders and rock formations of the Alabama Hills. Super cool but the day was getting toasty. By mile 24, my not healed knee cap from a recent hard fall/face plant was having #noneofit . There was no more run in my race. I spent the next several miles walking, debating with myself, talking to my knee, and enjoying the scenery. I decided on dropping down to the 50k distance as there was nothing remotely enticing about spending hours and hours walking in the heat of the day for another 20 miles. Hell no. Decision made yay! Then I promptly got lost when I missed that ribbon. Took a little adventurous side trip down a boulder strewn dry sandy creek bed. After awhile with no hint of a pink ribbon anywhere and a sense that this seem like a big insurance liability risk for participants if it was in fact the trail, I turned around and retraced my steps. No problem just add that extra being lost mile to my day 🤭 here’s the thing you always seem to end up right where you need to be. I caught back up to a runner who I had passed earlier in the day. We had a lovely time chatting and walking together the final miles of the race. Thank you Emmett!!! A bit of a fugly finish but another 50k done :) #woohoo . . #ultrarunning #lifeisanadventure 👣 #mountainstoclimb #milestorun #sasquatchfuel #polarhugs #gettingitdone #ravencrystals
In honor of HIE Awareness month, we are so grateful for another amazing fundraiser! HUGE thanks to @lisa_marie833 and her amazing team of stylists @salon883chicago. This is the second year this amazing Chicago boutique salon has hosted our fundraising event. Helping us raise over $1000! . . . Thanks to the additional help of @paulmitchelledu Chicago students, we were able to serve a larger number of attendees. Over 40 men, women and kids come for braids, bubbly and bites, the gents even got some relaxing scalp massages (👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼swipe to see pics) . . . . 100% of the proceeds generated from everyone’s personal pampering went towards our Hugs & Hope care packages to be delivered to HIE NICU families. . . . @salon833chicago @paulmitchelledu @cerissa_danielle @malnon @stylizt833 . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #hypoxicischemicencephalopathy #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarlove #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #salon833love
We’re super excited for tomorrow. We reserved a few spots for walk ins for anyone who can come last minute 💙 Join us @salon833chicago from 11 am - 3pm. . . . Proceeds go towards helping HIE NICU families . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #hypoxicischemicencephalopathy #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarlove #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #salon833love
Leah loves her friends @salon833chicago. Last year her friends loved getting their braids at our fundraiser 👉🏼swipe to see! Get your friends together and enjoy some braids, bubbly, and bites before tickets are gone! We even added a scalp massage for the gents! . . . . Proceeds generated from your personal pampering go towards our Hugs & Hope care packages for HIE NICU families. . . . . . . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #hypoxicischemicencephalopathy #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarlove #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope
Our second annual Braids & Bubbles for Babies is Sunday, April 28th at Chicago’s premier boutique Salon 833. Get your tickets early, we sold out last year! . . . Proceeds go towards purchasing items for our Hugs & Hope care packages for much needed families in the NICU with an HIE baby. . . Tickets and info on Eventbrite, link in bio . . . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarlove #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #salon833 #salon833love
Chicago’s premier boutique, Salon 833, is graciously helping us save HIE babies again this year with our second annual hair fundraiser, Braids & Bubbles for Babies 😀 . . . Save the date for Sunday April 28th from 11-3. Ticket sales will follow shortly. . . . All proceeds go towards helping HIE NICU families through our Hugs & Hope care package program. . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #polarlove #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #salon833 #salon833love #braidsforbabies #braidsandbubbles
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) occurs in 3-20 per 1,000 live births. Many babies have lifelong challenges such as developmental and speech delays, sensory issues, Cerebral Palsy and sadly even death. . . . . We’re working hard on rolling out our Hugs & Hope care packages for HIE NICU families. We’re so grateful to everyone who supported our Brunching for Babies fundraiser. Here are a few pics from the event. More can be viewed on our blog (link in bio) 😁 . . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #chicago #brunchingforbabies #foundation #savingbabies #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #polarlove #hugs &hope #carepackages #cerebralpalsy
F R I E N D S there’s a blog up today recapping the amazing time we all had at our Brunching for Babies fundraiser in December. We raised $5,000 to help HIE NICU families. This fundraiser was instrumental in helping us launch our Hugs & Hope care packages that will he delivered to HIE NICU families. . . . . We’re incredibly grateful for every single person who attended, donated, bought raffle tickets, sponsored our fundraiser and supported us along the way 🙏💗💕 . . . . Stay tuned as we’re working hard on putting our care packages together! , . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #brunchingforbabies
Stay tuned! Leah herself is pulling all 12 raffle tickets tonight from our Brunching for Babies fundraiser 🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟 #pickawinner . . . We’ll be reaching out to all the winners directly via email along with a cute video 🎬 . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #pickawinner #chicagocubs #chicago #brunchingforbabies #foundation #savingbabies #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #polarlove
Mommas and expecting mommas. We have some more awesome raffle items for you! . . . Keep your little one safe with the @owletcare Owlet Smart Sock 2. Buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win, link in bio 👆🏼 . . All proceeds raised go towards our Hugs & Hope care packages for HIE NICU families. . . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #polarlove #owlet #owletcare
Only 3 days left until our Brunching for Babies Fundraiser! You can still help support our efforts by purchasing your raffle tickets #linkinbio . . Pamper your skin with @rodanfields hydrating skin care products! Graciously donated from #RandFConsultant @jenrobertson19 . . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #polarlove #rodanandfields
For those of you who enjoy fine tequila, we’re excited to be partnering with Chicago-based, women-owned @finotequila for some specialty cocktails at our Brunching for Babies fundraising event on 12.9! . . Enjoy a Polar Mule or Polarita on Dec 9 with us! . . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #finotequila #failureisnotanoption #fino #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope #polarlove
We have more AMAZING raffle items to add to our list. Thank you @cubs for this autographed baseball from @javy23baez 👌🏼💗💕🙌🏼 . . Win this autographed baseball and 2 bleecher seats for a 2019 summer Chicago Cubs game. . . Instructions to purchase raffle tickets are in our FAQ section on eventbrite #linkinbio . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #chicagocubs #chicago #cubbies #cubs #brunchingforbabies #foundation #savingbabies #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope
Giant coloring books, top hats, wiggly magic wands, a live bird… it’s all part of Danny Orleans’ colorful magic show that you’ll see at Brunching for Babies 12.9! . . . Magician @dannyorleans will be doing roving magic from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, with a kids show starting at ~12:15 pm. . . . . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #magic #magicshow #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope
S O L D O U T!!! We’re super grateful and humbled to report that our Brunching for Babies fundraiser is at capacity 💗🙏💕 . . . Raffle items are still available for anyone, even if you’re not able to attend. . . Instructions to purchase raffle tickets are in our FAQ section on eventbrite #linkinbio . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope
Brunching for Babies fundraiser Sun Dec 9th goes up from $45 to $55 after Monday Nov 26th! . . Space is limited, and we only have a few spots left so purchase your tickets soon! . To purchase tickets, #linkinbio . . Can’t join us but would like to support our efforts? We have amazing raffle prizes available. Instructions to purchase raffle tickets are in our FAQ section on eventbrite #linkinbio . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad #hugsandhope
I absolutely love that I get to work and live in this vibrant small town. For many many reasons, but today I was happy to have neighbours that aren't close enough to see me (and think Im crazy) in the rain, straight-pinning my quilt to one of our sheds so I could snap a pic 😂 I finished this top approx 23 minutes ago and couldnt wait to show you all! This is the "Polar Hugs" fabric collection from @northcottfabric and we have used the shadow boxes pattern to feature these fun prints! It is in the shop! We will have kits shortly, too! #thequiltersbolt #handmade #northcottfabrics #shopsample #polarhugs #millbrookon #millbrookitscloserthanyouthink #autumninontario #fabricshop
Eat, drink and be merry with Santa! Tickets are now available for our Brunching for Babies event. All proceeds go towards launching our NICU care package initiative to support HIE families. For tickets, #linkinbio . . . Price: $45 before 11.26, $55 after, Kids FREE Santa will be there from 11-1 . . . . . #brunchingforbabies #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #dogood #CSR #dosomething #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #raisingawareness #nicustrong #nicugrad
Hey everyone! We’re having our next event for @leahspolarhugs. Come join us at our Brunching for Babies fundraiser December 9th, from 10-2 pm. . . . Enjoy delicious food hosted by Chicago Bite Club, signature cocktails, raffle items, pictures with Santa and more. Further details to follow. . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #dogood #CSR #dosomething #giveback #hie #hieawareness #chicagocharity #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #raisingawareness #nicustrong #nicugrad
We dropped off our first check to @luriechildrens HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers and donors who helped make this happen. Each year, approximately 2-3 per thousand births will have HIE. With these funds, Luries will be able to purchase new and improved medical equipment needed to help save their lives. . . . . We're excited to move forward with our mission and find the next facility that can benefit from our initiatives, as well as develop our family support program. . . . . . #charity #charitywork #philanthropy #foundation #fundraising #socialimpact #4charity #socialgood #donate #giveback #hie #hieawareness #salon833 #833love #chicagocharity #all4your1 #teamluriechildrens #luriechildrens #lifeafternicu #nicu #leahspolarhugs #polarhugs #nicubaby #niculife #nicustrong #nicugrad
This Polar Hugs collection makes me think wintery thoughts (even though it's 90 degrees). Added bonus! We color matched Aurifil threads for you!
Everything is still fresh in my eyes. On this day, 17 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work the next morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today, tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted. #Love and #polarhugs