On July 16th, 2013, the world lost a treasure and a young hero to cancer: Talia Joy Castellano.
At only 13 years, an honourary Cover Girl and talented makeup artist, Talia inspired people of many generations for her courage, hope and positive outlook on life. Despite the cancer stripping her away, it could not stop her achieving her dreams and seeing the beauty in everything and in all of us. She was full of enthusiasm and appreciation for life.
For those of us as a novice to makeup, she guided us on how to love and find the beauty in our features. Through makeup, she showed us how to present the best version of ourselves. She helped us build our self-esteem and confidence. We are thankful for her contribution to the world through her YouTube makeup tutorials.
Thank you Talia for inspiring us. In your 13 years here, you have accomplished more than most of us dream of. Thank you for showing and reminding us of the beauty of life and in ourselves. Your spirit continues to live in all of us inspired by you.
For this reason, this fall on October 20th, 2013, in San Francisco's Nike's Women Marathon, my teammates, Hilary, Shannon, Caroline and I from Team-In-Training are each running a half marathon, a total of 84 kms or 52 miles in dedication to Talia. We are raising money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other childhood cancers.
We need your help and support to reach our goal of $20,000 by September 30th, 2013. Together with your support, we can make a difference and offer hope for a cure to those fighting blood cancers today.
Please make a donation to support our participation in Team In Training and help advance Leukemia and Lymphoma Society mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Thanks for your support!
The Soul Trainers: Stephanie Low-On, Hilary Tingen Thorne, Shannon Mahoney and Caroline Gunn
p.s. All proceeds from any FERI Designer Lines jewelry and accessories purchased at
will go towards the charity. Feri Designer Lines is a Canadian company. Click on Designer Galleries to see more!