Vera Bradley is the Presenting Sponsor for the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5k

By January 5, 2015Seaside Blog

You’ve seen the bags everywhere. Pink. Blue. Paisley. Flowers. Small Purse. Big Tote. They are Vera Bradley of course. The Seaside School Foundation is super-excited to have Vera Bradley back as its Presenting Sponsor.

1.5 Vera BagAs the annual Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Run approaches, excitement is everywhere.  Something that is often heard is, “I wonder which Vera Bradley bags will be given out this year?”  Vera Bradley is once again the Presenting Sponsor of the Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Run and we could not be more excited to continue our relationship with such a wonderful company who commits much of their time and funding to supporting good causes.

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller (Vera Bradley Co-founders) are passionate about philanthropy.  They began raising funds for many causes, most importantly, breast cancer research in 1993 after they lost a good friend, Mary Sloan. Since that time, their commitment to cancer research has evolved into something bigger than they ever imagined, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and over $23 million in contributions have been obtained to date. Their goal is to seek donors, organize events and eventually have a future free from breast cancer.

 

Vera Bradley recognizes and appreciates the valuable role that hometown communities play in the success of their towns, educational systems and its non-profit organizations. In addition to helping sustain these important elements, they partner with different agencies for major capital improvement projects, such as a river greenway, a women’s shelter and children’s zoo expansions, just to name a few.

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Reaching beyond its own hometown, Vera Bradley is a great company and its employees would agree.  It believes in its employees and matches its employees’ contributions to local United Way agencies and other non-profits nationwide. They offer a Volunteer Time Off program that encourages employees to apply their time and talents to a non-profit mission of their choice on paid company time one day per year. In all, they donate product and dollars to more than 3000 causes annually, the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run being one of those great causes. Other diverse causes and fundraisers supported by Vera Bradley include, but are not limited to, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, the Boys & Girls Club and the United Way.

 

1.5 Finish LineRunners love their Vera Bradley swag.  As one of the many rewards for their efforts, each finisher receives a Vera Bradley Tote once they cross the finish line.  Job well done, runners!  Thanks a million, Vera Bradley.
Visit www.verabradley.com for more info or to follow Vera Bradley on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Youtube.  Capture and share your Vera Bradley style on Instagram using the hashtag #verabradley and #seasidefl5k. We Love Our Sponsors! #runseasidefl #seasideflmarathon #emeraldcoastkids ©#verabradley #seasidefl5k.  The Seaside School Foundation and the Seaside Schools both thank Vera Bradley and look forward to seeing everyone at the race! Runners love their Vera Bradley swag.  As one of the many rewards for their efforts, each finisher receives a Vera Bradley Tote once they cross the finish line.  Job well done, runners!  Thanks a million, Vera Bradley.




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