The Greater Good
"Our committment is all encompassing"
It's About Balance - Giving More As We Grow
A big part of starting Ahnu was to create a business model that allowed us to act as responsible citizens and to give back by partnering with like-minded organizations. By working together we can achieve great things that truly make a difference in people's lives. Here are some of our partnerships—we are thankful for all they do and more thankful to call them friends. Ahnu has contributed more than $250,000 to charitable organizations since our founding in 2007.
Breast Cancer Fund
Ahnu is proud to be partnered with the Breast Cancer Fund, the only national organization focused solely on prevention, to protect our bodies and environment, and to work toward a world where we've stopped breast cancer before it starts. Currently, breast cancer effects 1 in 8 women nationally. For this reason, the Breast Cancer Fund works to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of disease. Ahnu greatly values the work that the Breast Cancer Fund does to protect our bodies and environment.
In May of 2011, Ahnu reached our goal donation of $100,000 to the Breast Cancer Fund through our Prevention Mission that entailed a donation of $5 for every pair of women's performance shoes sold between March and May of 2011. In addition to this donation, Ahnu has also donated more than $30,000 through our consumers’ activities logged on the Plus 3 Network. Ahnu would like to thank each and every one of our consumers that participated in this program and also those that continue to support our brand. We believe in giving more as we grow, and with your support we can continue to make generous donations to honorable organizations like the Breast Cancer Fund.
Further Support Breast Cancer Prevention!
Whether you enjoy running, hiking, swimming, walking or biking, simply log your physical activities on the Plus3 Network, and we’ll, in turn, make a donation to the Breast Cancer Fund. The more you log, the more we give. It’s that easy! Visit www.plus3network.com and choose to support the Breast Cancer Fund and Ahnu partnership.Visit the Site
Ahnu is proud to participate in a donation program set up to contribute to Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls facilitates the donations of shoes to those in need worldwide, giving away 5.5 million pairs of shoes since 2005. The Soles4Souls organization is a perfect fit for Ahnu's mission of achieving Greater Good in bringing our footwear to those who desperately need it.
Soles4Souls history is rooted in the story of Hurricane Katrina and its victims. Wayne Elsey, a former footwear executive, partnered with friends and colleagues in the industry to send over 1 million pairs of shoes to the survivors of this disaster. Soles4Souls was born as a result of this philanthropic endeavor, and today continues to make a difference in people's lives with the gift of shoes.
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AHNU is a proud sponsor of The Wilderness Land Trust and the Breast Cancer Fund within the Plus 3 Network, a social networking website that pairs worthy causes and nonprofits with corporate sponsors that are willing to donate 5 cents or more for each mile that a Plus 3 member bikes, runs, walks, or swims and logs on the Plus 3 site. Plus 3 actively manages, motivates, validates and rewards members for participating in fitness activities.
Plus 3 now has an iPhone application, making the journey of personal fitness and sponsorship of worthwhile causes even easier. This mobile, GPS-enhanced social networking application successfully allows members to track and log miles on the go. Go to plus3network.com to sign up and choose AHNU as your corporate sponsor to benefit either the Breast Cancer Fund or The Wilderness Land Trust.
We've raised $22,839.57 for our cause.Visit the Site
The LUNA Chix
Running, riding, taking on new challenges—all more fun with friends to motivate and cheer us on.
The Team LUNA Chix Program brings together women interested in learning new sports, staying active and inspiring others to do the same.
Together the teams train, compete and support each other, while also fundraising for LUNA's non-profit partner, the Breast Cancer Fund.
Ahnu is proud to support the Team LUNA Chix local program and encourage women to get out of the house, challenge each other, and have fun doing so. Team members range from full-time moms to business owners; students to doctors. From casual sports enthusiasts to more competitive athletes, they all like to get outside and get their hearts pumping. They push themselves, without being overly competitive or the least bit intimidating.Find a team or event in your local area
Ahnu is pleased to announce that it is the new, exclusive footwear sponsor of Team Farsight. Team Farsight, led by Trevor Thomas, is an inspirational team of hikers dedicated to raising public awareness and changing societal expectations for the blind, while simultaneously empowering the blind population to achieve greater heights. Team Farsight is planning a 2010 thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, covering some of the most rugged and remote terrain in the United States over a 2,800 mile span. Fewer people have thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail than have summited Mount Everest.
More extraordinary than the expedition itself is that Team Farsight will be led by Trevor Thomas, the first blind person to complete an unassisted thru-hike of the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail. After losing his sight at the age of 35 to a rare eye disease, Trevor Thomas decided to turn his own disability into a position of advocacy and strength. He pursues his passion of summiting some of the worlds tallest peaks, and continues to rock climb, participate in long-distance hiking, and adventure races. Trevor now makes his living as a motivational speaker and as an author of his biography. Visit Team Farsight's Facebook Page.