Planks for Pink Party

“You are a survivor and a fighter. Embrace your spirit. Keep faith in your pocket. Laugh  laugh a lot. Indulge in confidence. Grow with each tear. Breathe In positivity. Remain gorgeous. Always remember you are loved. Have hope. Never give up.” ~unknown

Planks for Pink event was amazing! We had such a great crew! Thank you to Athleta for making it possible, and to everyone who came out last week to Athleta UWS in support of Giuliana Rancic’s Fab-U-Wish.

Everyone enjoyed a planks-themed yoga class by the incredible Karina Blackwood, healthy sips & bites, generous favors, exclusive shopping perks, a raffle, and more- all for a great cause. I can’t think of a better way to close out #BreastCancerAwareness month.

I’m so thrilled that Sweat for Smiles was able to support this amazing cause. FAB-U-WISH, is an initiative established by Giuliana Rancic to help women undergoing treatment for breast cancer feel fabulous.

More from Among other things, receiving the full Hollywood treatment—helped Giuliana get through breast cancer treatment serving as its own form of therapy that made her feel more like a princess than a patient. By indulging in the things that made her look and feel good, Giuliana was able to retain her confidence and optimism even in the midst of her devastating diagnosis. Now, Giuliana wants to share that experience with other women battling breast cancer, and, together with The Pink Agenda, make their most fabulous wishes come true.

Granted wishes have included a glammed up photo shoot, a stylist and shopping spree, and thanking a supportive family with a nice lunch out.

Karina Blackwood, Dr. Maggie Cadet, and Ashley Slaughter

Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Maggie Cadet: Georgetown grad, Sweat for Smiles Wellness Contributor and reknown Rheumatologist in NYC, Dr. Maggie Cadet spoke to the group more about stats on Breast Cancer and how to best prevent it. 

Karina Blackwood: I’m so grateful that former architect, current health nut and super star yoga instructor Karina Blackwood was at the event to lead us through a full yoga workout. 

Healthy Sips & Bites: Guests indulged in Health-Ade Kombucha, Super Coffee, and Core Bars throughout the event.

Styled by Athleta: Karina Blackwood and I, Ashley Slaughter, loved wearing leopard print fitness styles by Athleta at the event. I am wearing the Leopard Elation Ultra High Rise Tight in Powervita with a sheer black high-neck tank. The leggings were so comfy, I wore them all day! Karina is wearing the Inclination Moto Shimmer Tight in Powervita with the Shanti Crop Leopard Tank.

Sweat & Shop: Guests enjoyed mingling and shopping (at an exclusive discount!) post-workout!

Planks for Pink Raffle: Guests received a raffle ticket for a chance to win an Athleta gift card! Rei, pictured here, was the lucky winner!

Favors by Sabon NYC: Guests were thrilled to be thanked for their time and generosity with Patchouli Lavender Vanilla Body Scrub from Sabon NYC.

An thats a wrap! Thank you to our sponsors, partners, and everyone who made this event possible for such a great cause.


Ashley Slaughter


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