So very, very cool:
Pura Vida currently helps support 15 artisans in Costa Rica. With every bracelet sold 1% is donated to The Surfrider Foundation, which serves to protect and preserve beaches worldwide. These are just a little snack of what you can expect to find:
Plus, their charity line allows you to donate to a number of additional causes.
Here are some that hit particularly close to home for us:
Pura Vida Bracelet, NEGU: Special Edition, $12
NEGU, Never Ever Give Up, was the mantra of Jessica Joy Rees after being diagnosed with two inoperable brain tumors at 12 years old in 2011. As she fought, it became her and her family’s mission to bring joy to other children with brain cancer through JoyJars.
Though this product is currently out of stock, we HAD to share her moving story. To learn more, visit The NEGU Foundation.
Pura Vida Bracelet, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, $5
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a national organization that works to raise money for research. They provide a reliable support network for those diagnosed so they will never be alone.
Pancreatic Cancer is difficult to diagnose and often discovered late in the disease course, after it has already metastasized. Should this be the case, survival over a year is unlikely and often measured in months (making it is one of the most lethal types of cancer).
No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong.