Running The Boston Marathon 1 Year After Cancer Diagnosis
Julie Wade has been good friend of ours for a long time. Our kids are friends and have gone to school together for many years. Julie is athletic, smart (she's a great lawyer), and actively involved in our community. She has always been a big supporter of us and our budding jewelry business. Every year she invites us to a trunk show she hosts with a lot of local vendors during the Christmas holiday shopping season. Around two years ago, Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Julie displayed amazing strength and determination throughout treatment, even running to her appointments. You can check out more of her story at Running Thru Chemo and in this recent Boston Globe Article. It's truly an inspiring journey. Almost one year after her last chemo treatment, she is cancer free and running in the 2015 Boston Marathon.
Her strong will really impressed us. We decided to make Julie a custom 14K gold washer charm necklace as a way to commemorate her story of exceptional perseverance.
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14K Gold Washer Charm - 1.25"
1.5mm White Accent Diamonds
14K Gold Cable Chain - Flat Oval Link - 1.9mm
This handcrafted 14K gold washer charm is stamped with the year of diagnosis and the year she planned to run the Boston Marathon. We wanted to include the word "Survivor" but at the same time wanted to make it discrete and classy. We chose to write the word survivor in Greek. Using Greek also gave the charm a connection to marathons origins. It features 3 diamonds separating the text to add boundaries between the words and a little sparkle.
On the opposite side it is hand stamped with the Boston Marathon finish line coordinates and Julie Wade’s personal mantra “See you at the finish line”.
Best of luck in the race Julie and all the runners in the 2015 Boston Marathon!
Running a marathon takes a special level of commitment and focus. It’s no wonder that when a person completes a marathon they want to memorialize that accomplishment. We are regularly approached by athletes of all sports to design jewelry for all of their achievements.
This piece was a last minute request from a husband. He wanted to give his wife a special gift to celebrate her first marathon. He was looking for a gold flat bar necklace. After discussing gold color options, layout and fonts he came to this beautiful combination. After she completed the race he came back and ordered a white gold bar with her time. This really rounded out this mixed gold tiered necklace.
A 14k rose gold wide washer was the choice of this runner. She chose a unique way to commemorate her achievement by using the coordinates of the Boston Marathon finish line. We helped her get this information by using geo-positioning tools so she would have the exact location. Coordinates are a great way to keep that special place close to your heart and mind.
Hats off to these ladies, what an accomplishment!
Create your own marathon gift, start here:
- 14k Rose Gold Flat Bar
- 14k Yellow Gold Flat Bar
- 14k Rose Gold Rolo Chain
- 14k Rose Gold Washer
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