Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Courageous Carolynn

I love supporting my friends. I don't know about you guys but, I admire the initiative, time and passion it takes to start something. Its a risky business being an entrepreneur and its not made for the weak of heart. The not for profit route is an even steeper uphill battle. When my friends are doing amazing things for great causes, it is just that much easier to support their efforts. Today I want to spread the word to you all about my friend Carolynn and what she's contributing to make this world a better place.

Carolynn is the creator and designer of the Courage bracelet, a new piece of jewellery that I am sure will not only be on trend but has a purpose. She is doing something that I have never really seen done before. She is donating not 25, not 50 but 100% of funds from her bracelet to her cause (Cancer research and care.) Now THAT is something I can get behind. I like to consider myself a sympathetic person who is well aware that our world is less than perfect and I like to help out any possible way I can, but I am finding that most of these types of products these days are more about marketing than anything and very little of the proceeds go to the actual cause at hand, and I find this heartbreaking. Not only is it not doing justice to the cause they are supposed to be supporting, but it creates a skeptic in all of us, constantly wondering which projects are actually legit.
                                          Carolynn Lacasse

Carolynn's Courage bracelet leaves no room for doubt. Every single penny made goes straight to the cause, and all of the materials and labour were by donation. This is a cause I am positive you will not regret supporting. Almost everyone knows someone who has been touched or affected by cancer, my own grandmother passed away from it many years ago, and at that time I am pretty sure there weren't any projects like this one.

                                  The two models of the bracelet 

You can find out more at the Courage website, or their Facebook page Courage Facebook Page, or even pick up your own at viens avec moi in the heart of Ottawa.

Stay tuned to the Eternal Optimist for updates on Carolynn's amazing project.


  1. What a fantastic project!

    Kate xo

  2. wow this is amazing! Good for her, I'm going to go check it out.

  3. Thanks for the comments ladies :) It is such a great idea and I am so proud of Carolynn for coming up with the idea!
    P.S makes great Christmas gifts too ;)