Durham, N.C. (October 1, 2019) – Balega International, a leading sock brand in the run specialty market, proudly announces its support of the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) with the release of the sixth annual, limited edition Grit and Grace collection. For every pair of Grit and Grace socks sold, Balega will donate one dollar to benefit the BCPP, an advocacy organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation.

This year’s Grit and Grace socks feature three inspirational phrases that embody the Balega spirit. Graceful Warrior; Kindness Wins; and You Are Enough will be embroidered on each of the six unique Enduro No Show socks in a range of bright colors.

Click here to view the Balega Words of Grit & Grace video.

This year, Balega dedicates the Grit and Grace collection to Kim Stemple, a hero and Balega Impi ambassador who embodied the Balega spirit of shared humanity. While training for the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in 2012, Stemple was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease, a terminal illness. The diagnosis didn’t seem to slow down Kim’s incredibly generous spirit and inspired Kim to create the We Finish Together organization, to donate and decorate medals and inspire others who aren’t able to cross the finish line. Kim transformed her circumstance into an opportunity to spread light and she was an inspiration to so many. We were heartbroken when Kim passed away in June of this year.

Balega remains humbled by Kim, a living example of Grit and Grace. She is a true hero who lived her life fully, and her legacy continues to be a pure symbol of Ubuntu – sharing love, kindness and goodwill. Balega is proud to dedicate this year’s Limited Edition Balega Grit and Grace socks to Kim and her relentless efforts to make our world a better place.

In a world where socks can make a difference, Balega invites you to support our Grit and Grace initiative, and in turn support BCPP’s mission at the intersection of breast cancer prevention and environmental health. For over 25 years, BCPP has been the leading science-based policy and advocacy organization working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation.

The Limited Edition Grit and Grace collection will be available at your local run specialty store for a limited time, beginning October 1 and will retail for $14 per pair. For additional information about the collection, visit balegagritandgrace.com. To learn more about the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, visit bcpp.org. To find a Balega retailer near you, please visit balega-socks.implus.com/locations.