Bella and the Bulldogs star Brec Bassinger is using her sense of style for a good cause!
The Nickelodeon star has teamed up with women’s fashion footwear company GuiltySoles to create an exclusive shoe design where a portion of sales will be donated to JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
JDRF is close to Brec’s heart, as she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at eight years old and is now an ambassador for the foundation.
“I am so excited to be collaborating with GuiltySoles,” Brec says. “As a National Ambassador of JDRF and with fashion being one of my passions, I was quick to jump on this opportunity. I have had type 1 diabetes for 9 years, and have been attending JDRF walks since I was first diagnosed. JDRF has not only improved the lives of people with diabetes, but has allowed us to have a supportive community.”
“Anyone who knows me knows I’m OBSESSED with shoes,” Brec says. “Naturally, it has been a blast getting to design a pair with GuiltySoles.”
“I knew I wanted them to be strappy and colorful. I wanted to make sure I chose colors that I felt represented JDRF and the type 1 community. True blue was easy; that is the color for JDRF. I chose red as well to represent how people with T1D check their blood sugar every single day. As of now there is no cure, but thanks to JDRF and all their progress, I’m confident the cure is on the way. I’m thankful for everyone’s support and I hope everyone enjoys the shoes as much as I do.”
“We’re honored to partner with Brec on her personal shoe design, to not only raise awareness, but contribute to the fight against type 1 diabetes,” says GuiltySoles President Elaine Gaydosh. “With Brec’s sense of style and commitment to JDRF, this collaboration was the perfect mix of fashion and philanthropy.”
Brec’s shoe, the “BREC,” will be sold exclusively at GuiltySoles.com and will be offered in red and royal blue.
Photos: Darren Hidalgo