I recently met Dominick who is running things over at Made Strong, an apparel and accessories company with an empowering message. Not only are the shirts great, a portion of the proceeds goes towards our fight against Multiple Sclerosis. He jotted up the words below to describe Made Strong’s mission and inspiration. And, be sure to visit his shop (link below). I invited him to jot up a few words about Made Strong so be sure to have a read through his guest post below.
|Wearing my Made Strong bracelet during a ride - thanks!|
(c) cgermans photography 2014
From Dominick, Made Strong, Inc.:
Though I don't have MS, the fight against it became a personal one. Here's why:
I was making designs for various causes and donating portions of the shirts sold to charity. I designed the Made Strong shirt for multiple sclerosis awareness. Soon after I started selling the shirt, I quickly became immersed in the MS community. I started hearing more and more stories of strong individuals who were battling MS. I became pretty close to some of my customers. I was incredibly grateful that this mantra could inspire someone in even the smallest way.
At the time, the name of the company was Nico Apparel but I changed it to Made Strong after receiving some really powerful messages from my customers.
I received a video from an individual with MS wearing a Made Strong sweatshirt. In the video she is walking with a cane for a few steps, she then drops the cane and continues to walk with no assistance. Another time, I got this email from a customer: "I choose to view life's challenges as opportunities. I let adversity strengthen my spirit. My body has gone through hell but my spirit is unbreakable. This is what Made Strong means to me."
I built madestrong.org to inspire individuals by selling cause focused apparel and accessories with inspiring messages. We spread awareness and we donate 10% of our profits to charity. So far we’ve donated just under $2.5K to the National MS Society and Race to Erase MS.
We are a customer obsessed little company. We do everything from customized apparel to helping people with medical bills. We’d love to have you be part of our little community…follow us on Facebook (Facebook.com/madestrongllc).
Thanks Dominick - keep up the good fight! You rock. P.S. if you would like more info about Race to Erase MS, you can check them out (here) and (here). Race to Erase MS is doing fine work with their dedication to the treatment and eventual cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Thanks!