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Kristy Emery is graduated with a degree in Marketing and Management from Penn State University, and has always had an appreciation for beautiful things. She became a licensed aesthetician to combine her passions for skincare and makeup with her love of business, and is now an account manager for a luxury cosmetic company. In her current position she motivates, inspires, and teaches women how to maximize their potential. In addition to skincare and makeup, Kristy has partnered with her sister to create Orgotton, a women's clothing and accessory line made from organic and sustainable materials.

Recap: Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure In Philadelphia

It was a gorgeous day in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 13th and almost 40,000 participants gathered at the foot of the Philadelphia Art Museum stairs to celebrate Mother’s Day and run or walk in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure.

The 5k took participants from the Art Museum at 23rd and the Parkway down to City Hall, up JFK Blvd, past 30th Street Station, through a portion of Drexel University’s campus and over the Schuylkill River arriving back at the Art Museum.

Three Generations Walking in Memory of Barbara Maurizio. Cindi, Gina, Meghan, Monica, Amelia, Lily, Collette (Photo Cred: Kristy Emery)

It was so inspiring meeting other teams like the women pictured to the left.  Three generations walking in memory of mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Barbara Maurizio.  Barbara’s daughter, Cindi, told us they’ve participated in the Race for the Cure for years, rain or shine.  At one time, Barbara walked with them now Cindi, her daughters and grand-daughters have created a team with co-workers to continue the tradition.

The spirit of hope, optimism and fun was everywhere with people smiling and laughing, faces painted, dressed up in boas, flowers, even tutus, like sisters Reveka and Tristen pictured below.

These two were so adorable I had to stop them to get a picture!

Sisters Reveka and Tristen Walking in Memory of Their Aunts




Miss A Philly’s team raised $820 and we’re already looking forward to making next year bigger and better (maybe with some tutu’s of our own!)

Three of our Miss A team members. Carrie Coelho, Susan Zakulec, Peggy McHugh

Susan G. Komen continues to take donations until June 1st, 2012.  If you’d like to donate click here to be taken directly to their donation page.

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