LIFE & STYLE
"It's the Simple Things in Life"
This beautiful motorcycle jacket has been hanging in our closet for almost 10 years now. We know there is someone out there who will truly enjoy wearing this little part of Disney film history. The jackets was a gift from the costume department of Disney's "I'm in The Band," a TV show my husband starred in on Disney XD. Derek Jupiter, the crazy rock-star character Steve played, used to strut his stuff in this kind of rock-star wardrobe. This is one of my personal faves from my own wardrobe.
We are putting it up for auction (along with 2 other jackets that were featured in the show) and money raised from the sale of this memorabilia will go towards a great cause. What cause? There are so many worthy causes to choose from. Steve and I have chosen two, Save Our Streets (SOS) and CureViolence.org
Back view of the leather jacket.
Our community of Thousand Oaks was recently hit by a terrible act of gun violence. I have since learned via a Time Magazine article
"Can We Curb Gun Violence by Treating it Like a Disease?" written by Josh Sanburn, that the American Medical Association is
calling gun violence a public health crisis.
SOS is a non-profit organization that has outreach volunteers working to build healthy neighborhoods and stop violence from spreading.
The idea of violence spreading, like a virus, originated with epidemiologist Gary Slutkin back in the 90’s. Slatkin (founder of Cure Violence.org) worked in Somalia and Uganda and when he eventually settled in Chicago he observed that the violence in his city occurred in clusters, just like a contagious disease. The Time’s article goes on to reveal the results of a recent study, which showed that “people exposed to violent behavior as children were 31.5 times more likely to engage in chronic violent behavior as adult than those who were not.”
SOS, along with a similar organization, CeaseFire, serve as “violence interrupters” and we want to help them in our own way by donating the money from the sale of this memorabilia.
So please go bid on these jackets, which is now up for auction on eBay. 100% of what’s raised will go to SOS, Cease Fire and Cure Violence so they can continue to do the work that they do.
Little Daily Gem always maintains that "it's the simple things in life." While curbing violence is not a simple thing to do, donating to an important cause like this certainly is. You can also support all these organization with a personal donation.
Makeup, hair and photography by Yorinda.