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Giving Back Feels Good…Literally!

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I was a competitive runner for 8 years.  I experienced highs and lows throughout my athletic career; however one of the things that kept me coming back for more abuse was the possibility that my next runners high experience was just around the next block.  If you’ve never experienced runners high before, it’s an on cloud nine kinda feeling, a feeling that you can do and achieve anything.  Some have thought it to be a high that is a result of a difficult task completed rather than the exertion itself.  Ask anyone of your friends that is a runner and they will tell you the same thing.  Runners high is HIGHLY addictive; therefore people become addicted to running.

At this point you are probably wondering why I am blogging about runners high.  Well if millions of people can get addicted to a sport that most people view as a punishment, including other athletes, merely to experience a feel good emotion then listen up!

Why do good?  Because doing good makes us feel good…literally!  Yes!  Reports from the journal Science show that giving is good for the brain and produces a “warm glow” feeling!

“We must be the change we wish to see.” ~Gandhi

There are many ways you can do good: Charitable donations, canned food and clothes drives and donating your time to various service and community outreach programs.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ~ Hellen Keller

Grosh Scenic Rentals recently ran a promotion called Grosh Backdrops Gives Back where 5% of all new orders placed went to one of the follwoing three charities of our customers choosing: Make a Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society and the National Stroke Association.

In two short months our wonderful customers raised a grand total of $19,585.45.  Grosh Backdrops is matching 25% of the money raised bringing the new total to an amazing $24,481.82!

Make a Wish Foundation: $10,612.54

To grant one wish for a child it costs an average of $7,500.  Grosh customers, because of you, one child will get the wish of their life granted!  Thank you!

American Cancer Society: $9,290.93

National Stroke Association: $4,578.35

On behalf of the entire Grosh Backdrops staff and the many affected by these diseases, we would like to thank all of our customers from the bottom of our hearts.  You all have made a difference in the lives of many!

amanda and mom

In loving memory of her mom, Amanda is a big supporter of the National Stroke Association.


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